Wanted: The Outlaw in American Visual Culture

Wanted: The Outlaw in American Visual Culture

by Rachel Hall

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780813928562
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
Publication date: 11/02/2009
Series: Cultural Frames, Framing Culture Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Rachel Hall is Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Louisiana State University.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations xi

Acknowledgments xiii

Introduction: The Making of the Vigilante Viewer 1

Chapter 1 Execution Broadsides 25

Chapter 2 Slave Notices 42

Chapter 3 Pinkerton Posters 64

Chapter 4 The FBI's Most Wanted 91

Chapter 5 America's Most Wanted 110

Conclusion: The Vigilante Viewer Rides Again 137

Notes 155

Bibliography 175

Index 185

What People are Saying About This

Carol Stabile

Images of crime and lawlessness have long dominated American culture across the lines of virtually all media forms. Not only does Rachel Hall's Wanted: The Outlaw in American Visual Culture fill a distinct gap in scholarly literature on crime and visual culture, it is a provocative and important contribution to cultural studies of crime.(Carol Stabile, University of Oregon, author of White Victims, Black Villains: Gender and Race in U.S. Crime News)

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