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...
Chapel Hill :
University of North Carolina Press,
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- 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.