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
Published: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2008.
Online Access:Available via EBSCO eBook Collection
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Table of Contents:
  • Acknowledgments; Introduction
  • Discovering the Body; 1. The Origins of Virginia Crime Sensationalism; 2. Sensational Crime Comes of Age: The Cluverius Case of 1885; 3. The Disenchantment of Sensational Murder; 4. African American Sensations: Jim Crow Justice and the Richmond Planet; 5. Images of Murder: The Visual Revolution of the Halftone; 6. The Public Suspense Is Over; Epilogue
  • Mass Culture's Search for Disorder; Notes; Index.