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The Resource Deadly censorship : murder, honor, and freedom of the press, James Lowell Underwood

Deadly censorship : murder, honor, and freedom of the press, James Lowell Underwood

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Deadly censorship : murder, honor, and freedom of the press
Title
Deadly censorship
Title remainder
murder, honor, and freedom of the press
Statement of responsibility
James Lowell Underwood
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On January 15, 1903, South Carolina lieutenant governor James H. Tillman shot and killed Narciso G. Gonzales, editor of South Carolina's most powerful newspaper, the State. Blaming Gonzales's stinging editorials for his loss of the 1902 gubernatorial race, Tillman shot Gonzales to avenge the defeat and redeem his honor and his reputation as a man who took bold, masculine action in the face of an insult. James Lowell Underwood investigates the epic murder trial of Tillman to test whether biting editorials were a legitimate exercise of freedom of the press or an abuse that justified killing when camouflaged as self-defense. This clash-between the revered values of respect for human life and freedom of expression on the one hand and deeply engrained ideas about honor on the other-took place amid legal maneuvering and political posturing worthy of a major motion picture. One of the most innovative elements of Deadly Censorship is Underwood's examination of homicide as a deterrent to public censure. He asks the question, Can a man get away with murdering a political opponent? Deadly Censorship is courtroom drama and a true story. Deadly Censorship is a painstaking recreation of an act of violence in front of the State House, the subsequent trial, and Tillman's acquittal, which sent shock waves across the United States. A specialist on constitutional law, James Lowell Underwood has written the definitive examination of the court proceedings, the state's complicated homicide laws, and the violent cult of personal honor that had undergirded South Carolina society since the colonial era
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Midwest
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Underwood, James L
Dewey number
345.757/02523
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Tillman, James H
  • Gonzales, Narciso Gener
  • Trials (Murder)
  • South Carolina
Target audience
adult
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Deadly censorship : murder, honor, and freedom of the press, James Lowell Underwood
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier.
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
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MWT12069339
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781611173000
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12069339
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12069339
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Deadly censorship : murder, honor, and freedom of the press, James Lowell Underwood
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT12069339
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781611173000
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12069339
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12069339
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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