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The Martinsville Seven: Race, Rape, and Capital Punishment

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This book offers the first comprehensive treatment of the case of the Martinsville Seven, a group of young black men executed in 1951 for the rape of a white woman in Martinsville, Virginia. Covering every aspect of the proceedings from the commission of the crime through two appeals, Eric W. Rise reexamines common assumptions about the administration of justice in the South. Although the defendants confessed to the crime, racial prejudice undeniably contributed to their eventual executions. Rise highlights the efforts of ...

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The Martinsville Seven: Race, Rape, and Capital Punishment
1998, University of Virginia Press, Charlottesville

ISBN-13: 9780813918303

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The Martinsville Seven: Race, Rape, and Capital Punishment
1998, University of Virginia Press, Charlottesville

ISBN-13: 9780813915678

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