Honor Killing Race, Rape, and Clarence Darrow's Spectacular Last Case

ISBN-10: 0143036637
ISBN-13: 9780143036630
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Book details

List price: $18.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 5/2/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.946

In 1931 Hawaii, Thalia Massie, the aristocratic wife of a naval officer, accused five nonwhite men of gang rape. When the trial ended in a hung jury, Thalias mother arranged for one of the suspects to be murderedan act sanctioned by sympathetic whites as an honor killing. The ensuing murder trial, Clarence Darrows last, enthralled the nation and exposed the shocking realities of a Hawaiian paradise. This is the riveting story behind one of the pivotal scandals of American history.

Introduction
Nothing but Trouble
Paradise of the Pacific
Something Awful Has Happened
Thalia's Story
Hell's Half Acre
Arrest
Rush to Judgment
Making News
Alibis and Accusations
Taking Sides
Grace and Tommie
On Trial
For the Defense
"Lust-Sodden Beasts"
"The Shame of Honolulu"
A Death in the Islands
Penthouse for a Prison
Tears of Heaven
Grand Jury
Attorney for the Damned
A Copper Miner's Son
Territory of Hawaii v. Fortescue et al.
Dementia Americana
"Everybody Knows I Love You!"
Where Is Kahahawai?
The Unwritten Law
Case Closed
Prelude to Revolution
Acknowledgments
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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