Popular Trials: Rhetoric, Mass Media, and the Law

Popular Trials: Rhetoric, Mass Media, and the Law

by Robert Hariman
     
 

Contemporary scholarship illustrates the law’s increasingly powerful role in American life; legal education, in turn, has focused on the problems and techniques of communication. This book addresses these interests through critical study of eight popular trials: the 17th-century trial of Dr. Henry Sacheverell, and the 20th-century trials of Scopes,

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Contemporary scholarship illustrates the law’s increasingly powerful role in American life; legal education, in turn, has focused on the problems and techniques of communication. This book addresses these interests through critical study of eight popular trials: the 17th-century trial of Dr. Henry Sacheverell, and the 20th-century trials of Scopes, the Rosenbergs, the Chicago Seven, the Catonsville Nine, John Hinckley, Claus von Bulow, and San Diego Mayor Larry Hedgecock.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780817304744
Publisher:
University of Alabama Press
Publication date:
07/28/1990
Series:
Studies in Rhetoric and Communication
Pages:
272

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