The body in the reservoir : murder & sensationalism in the South /

This book covers mass media and the sensational crime. Centered on a series of dramatic murders in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Richmond, Virginia, "The Body in the Reservoir" uses these gripping stories of crime to explore the evolution of sensationalism in southern culture. In...

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Main Author: Trotti, Michael Ayers.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2008.
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Online Access:Available via EBSCO eBook Collection
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Summary:This book covers mass media and the sensational crime. Centered on a series of dramatic murders in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Richmond, Virginia, "The Body in the Reservoir" uses these gripping stories of crime to explore the evolution of sensationalism in southern culture. In Richmond, as across the nation, the embrace of modernity was accompanied by the prodigious growth of mass culture and its accelerating interest in lurid stories of crime and bloodshed.
Physical Description:1 online resource (ix, 301 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-294) and index.
ISBN:9780807899038
0807899038
9781469604374
146960437X
9780807858424
0807858420
9780807831786
0807831786