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The Body in the Reservoir: Murder and Sensationalism in the South

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Centered on a series of dramatic murders in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Richmond, Virginia, The Body in the Reservoir uses these gripping stories of crime to explore the evolution of sensationalism in southern culture.

In Richmond, as across the nation, the embrace of modernity was accompanied by the prodigious growth of mass culture and its accelerating interest in lurid stories of crime and bloodshed. But while others have emphasized the importance of the penny press and yellow journalism on the shifting nature of the media and cultural responses to violence, Michael Trotti reveals a more gradual and nuanced story of change. In addition, Richmond's racial makeup (one-third to one-half of the population was African American) allows Trotti to challenge assumptions about how black and white media reported the sensational; the surprising discrepancies offer insight into just how differently these two communities experienced American justice.

An engaging look at the connections between culture and violence, this book gets to the heart--or perhaps the shadowy underbelly--of the sensational as the South became modern.

About the Author

Michael Ayers Trotti is associate professor of history at Ithaca College.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807858424
Author:
Trotti, Michael Ayers
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Author:
Trott, Michael
Author:
I
Author:
Trotti, Michael
Subject:
Murder; Crime; Sensationalism; History of the Press; Southern Violence; lynching; execution; Capital punishment; Halftone photographs; Richmond, Virginia; Modernity; ninteenth-; twentieth-century; antebellum; media; photography; yellow journalism; Progres
Subject:
Murder; Crime; Sensationalism; History of the Press; Southern Violence; lynching; execution; Capital punishment; Halftone photographs; Richmond, Virginia; Modernity; ninteenth-; twentieth-century; antebellum; media; photography; yellow journalism; Progres
Subject:
United States - State & Local - South
Subject:
Criminology
Subject:
Social history
Subject:
Murder; Crime; Sensationalism; History of the Press; Southern Violence; lynching; execution; Capital punishment; Halftone photographs; Richmond, Virginia; Modernity; ninteenth-; twentieth-century; antebellum; media; photography; yellow journalism; Progres
Subject:
History
Subject:
Murder
Subject:
Sensationalism in journalism - Virginia -
Subject:
Murder; Crime; Sensationalism; History of the Press; Southern Violence; lynching; execution; Capital punishment; Halftone photographs; Richmond, Virginia; Modernity; ninteenth-; twentieth-century; antebellum; media; photography; yellow journalism; Progres
Subject:
Murder; Crime; Sensationalism; History of the Press; Southern Violence; lynching; execution; Capital punishment; Halftone photographs; Richmond, Virginia; Modernity; ninteenth-; twentieth-century; antebellum; media; photography; yellow journalism; Progres
Subject:
Murder; Crime; Sensationalism; History of the Press; Southern Violence; lynching; execution; Capital punishment; Halftone photographs; Richmond, Virginia; Modernity; ninteenth-; twentieth-century; antebellum; media; photography; yellow journalism; Progres
Subject:
Murder; Crime; Sensationalism; History of the Press; Southern Violence; lynching; execution; Capital punishment; Halftone photographs; Richmond, Virginia; Modernity; ninteenth-; twentieth-century; antebellum; media; photography; yellow journalism; Progres
Subject:
Murder; Crime; Sensationalism; History of the Press; Southern Violence; lynching; execution; Capital punishment; Halftone photographs; Richmond, Virginia; Modernity; ninteenth-; twentieth-century; antebellum; media; photography; yellow journalism; Progres
Subject:
Murder; Crime; Sensationalism; History of the Press; Southern Violence; lynching; execution; Capital punishment; Halftone photographs; Richmond, Virginia; Modernity; ninteenth-; twentieth-century; antebellum; media; photography; yellow journalism; Progres
Subject:
Murder; Crime; Sensationalism; History of the Press; Southern Violence; lynching; execution; Capital punishment; Halftone photographs; Richmond, Virginia; Modernity; ninteenth-; twentieth-century; antebellum; media; photography; yellow journalism; Progres
Subject:
Murder; Crime; Sensationalism; History of the Press; Southern Violence; lynching; execution; Capital punishment; Halftone photographs; Richmond, Virginia; Modernity; ninteenth-; twentieth-century; antebellum; media; photography; yellow journalism; Progres
Subject:
Murder; Crime; Sensationalism; History of the Press; Southern Violence; lynching; execution; Capital punishment; Halftone photographs; Richmond, Virginia; Modernity; ninteenth-; twentieth-century; antebellum; media; photography; yellow journalism; Progres
Subject:
Murder; Crime; Sensationalism; History of the Press; Southern Violence; lynching; execution; Capital punishment; Halftone photographs; Richmond, Virginia; Modernity; ninteenth-; twentieth-century; antebellum; media; photography; yellow journalism; Progres
Subject:
Murder; Crime; Sensationalism; History of the Press; Southern Violence; lynching; execution; Capital punishment; Halftone photographs; Richmond, Virginia; Modernity; ninteenth-; twentieth-century; antebellum; media; photography; yellow journalism; Progres
Subject:
Murder; Crime; Sensationalism; History of the Press; Southern Violence; lynching; execution; Capital punishment; Halftone photographs; Richmond, Virginia; Modernity; ninteenth-; twentieth-century; antebellum; media; photography; yellow journalism; Progres
Subject:
Murder; Crime; Sensationalism; History of the Press; Southern Violence; lynching; execution; Capital punishment; Halftone photographs; Richmond, Virginia; Modernity; ninteenth-; twentieth-century; antebellum; media; photography; yellow journalism; Progres
Subject:
Murder; Crime; Sensationalism; History of the Press; Southern Violence; lynching; execution; Capital punishment; Halftone photographs; Richmond, Virginia; Modernity; ninteenth-; twentieth-century; antebellum; media; photography; yellow journalism; Progres
Subject:
Murder; Crime; Sensationalism; History of the Press; Southern Violence; lynching; execution; Capital punishment; Halftone photographs; Richmond, Virginia; Modernity; ninteenth-; twentieth-century; antebellum; media; photography; yellow journalism; Progres
Subject:
Murder; Crime; Sensationalism; History of the Press; Southern Violence; lynching; execution; Capital punishment; Halftone photographs; Richmond, Virginia; Modernity; ninteenth-; twentieth-century; antebellum; media; photography; yellow journalism; Progres
Subject:
Murder; Crime; Sensationalism; History of the Press; Southern Violence; lynching; execution; Capital punishment; Halftone photographs; Richmond, Virginia; Modernity; ninteenth-; twentieth-century; antebellum; media; photography; yellow journalism; Progres
Subject:
Murder; Crime; Sensationalism; History of the Press; Southern Violence; lynching; execution; Capital punishment; Halftone photographs; Richmond, Virginia; Modernity; ninteenth-; twentieth-century; antebellum; media; photography; yellow journalism; Progres
Subject:
Murder; Crime; Sensationalism; History of the Press; Southern Violence; lynching; execution; Capital punishment; Halftone photographs; Richmond, Virginia; Modernity; ninteenth-; twentieth-century; antebellum; media; photography; yellow journalism; Progres
Subject:
Murder; Crime; Sensationalism; History of the Press; Southern Violence; lynching; execution; Capital punishment; Halftone photographs; Richmond, Virginia; Modernity; ninteenth-; twentieth-century; antebellum; media; photography; yellow journalism; Progres
Subject:
Murder; Crime; Sensationalism; History of the Press; Southern Violence; lynching; execution; Capital punishment; Halftone photographs; Richmond, Virginia; Modernity; ninteenth-; twentieth-century; antebellum; media; photography; yellow journalism; Progres
Subject:
Murder; Crime; Sensationalism; History of the Press; Southern Violence; lynching; execution; Capital punishment; Halftone photographs; Richmond, Virginia; Modernity; ninteenth-; twentieth-century; antebellum; media; photography; yellow journalism; Progres
Subject:
Murder; Crime; Sensationalism; History of the Press; Southern Violence; lynching; execution; Capital punishment; Halftone photographs; Richmond, Virginia; Modernity; ninteenth-; twentieth-century; antebellum; media; photography; yellow journalism; Progres
Subject:
Murder; Crime; Sensationalism; History of the Press; Southern Violence; lynching; execution; Capital punishment; Halftone photographs; Richmond, Virginia; Modernity; ninteenth-; twentieth-century; antebellum; media; photography; yellow journalism; Progres
Subject:
Murder; Crime; Sensationalism; History of the Press; Southern Violence; lynching; execution; Capital punishment; Halftone photographs; Richmond, Virginia; Modernity; ninteenth-; twentieth-century; antebellum; media; photography; yellow journalism; Progres
Subject:
Murder; Crime; Sensationalism; History of the Press; Southern Violence; lynching; execution; Capital punishment; Halftone photographs; Richmond, Virginia; Modernity; ninteenth-; twentieth-century; antebellum; media; photography; yellow journalism; Progres
Subject:
Crime
Subject:
Sensationalism
Subject:
History of the Press
Subject:
Southern Violence
Subject:
Lynching
Subject:
Execution
Subject:
Capital punishment
Subject:
Halftone photographs
Subject:
Richmond Virginia
Subject:
Modernity
Subject:
ninteenth-
Subject:
Twentieth century
Subject:
Antebellum
Subject:
Media
Subject:
Photography
Subject:
yellow journalism
Subject:
Progressive Era
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Penny Press
Subject:
Cluverius
Subject:
Madison
Subject:
1885
Subject:
Phillips
Subject:
1867-
Subject:
Louise Beattie
Subject:
1911-
Subject:
Lunenburg Women
Subject:
John Mitchell
Subject:
Capital punish
Subject:
ment
Subject:
yellow j
Subject:
ournalism
Subject:
World History-General
Publication Date:
20080431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 illus.
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.38 in

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