9780813918303-0813918308-The Martinsville Seven: Race, Rape, and Capital Punishment (Constitutionalism and Democracy)

The Martinsville Seven: Race, Rape, and Capital Punishment (Constitutionalism and Democracy)

ISBN-13: 9780813918303
ISBN-10: 0813918308
Author: Rise, Eric W.
Publication date: 1998
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
Format: Paperback 216 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780813918303
ISBN-10: 0813918308
Author: Rise, Eric W.
Publication date: 1998
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
Format: Paperback 216 pages

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Acknowledged authors Rise, Eric W. wrote The Martinsville Seven: Race, Rape, and Capital Punishment (Constitutionalism and Democracy) comprising 216 pages back in 1998. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0813918308 and 9780813918303. Since then The Martinsville Seven: Race, Rape, and Capital Punishment (Constitutionalism and Democracy) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.00 or rent at the marketplace.

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This book offers the first comprehensive treatment of the case of the Martinsville Seven, a group of young black men executed in 1951 for the rape of a white woman in Martinsville, Virginia. Covering every aspect of the proceedings from the commission of the crime through two appeals, Eric W. Rise reexamines common assumptions about the administration of justice in the South. Although the defendants confessed to the crime, racial prejudice undeniably contributed to their eventual executions. Rise highlights the efforts of the attorneys who, rather than focusing on procedural errors, directly attacked the discriminatory application of the death penalty. The Martinsville Seven case was the first instance in which statistical evidence was used to prove systematic discrimination against blacks in capital cases.

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