Coverart for item
The Resource The body in the reservoir : murder & sensationalism in the South, Michael Ayers Trotti

The body in the reservoir : murder & sensationalism in the South, Michael Ayers Trotti

Label
The body in the reservoir : murder & sensationalism in the South
Title
The body in the reservoir
Title remainder
murder & sensationalism in the South
Statement of responsibility
Michael Ayers Trotti
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Trotti, Michael Ayers
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN4899.R54
LC item number
T76 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sensationalism in journalism
  • Sensationalism in journalism
  • Murder
  • Murder
Label
The body in the reservoir : murder & sensationalism in the South, Michael Ayers Trotti
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [217]-294) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The
  • public suspense is over
  • Epilogue : mass culture's search for disorder
  • Introduction : discovering the body
  • The
  • origins of Virginia crime sensationalism
  • Sensational crime comes of age : the Cluverius case of 1885
  • The
  • disenchantment of sensational murder
  • African American sensations : Jim Crow justice and the Richmond Planet
  • Images of murder : the visual revolution of the halftone
Control code
180204958
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 301 pages
Isbn
9780807858424
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007044720
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)180204958
Label
The body in the reservoir : murder & sensationalism in the South, Michael Ayers Trotti
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [217]-294) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The
  • public suspense is over
  • Epilogue : mass culture's search for disorder
  • Introduction : discovering the body
  • The
  • origins of Virginia crime sensationalism
  • Sensational crime comes of age : the Cluverius case of 1885
  • The
  • disenchantment of sensational murder
  • African American sensations : Jim Crow justice and the Richmond Planet
  • Images of murder : the visual revolution of the halftone
Control code
180204958
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 301 pages
Isbn
9780807858424
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007044720
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)180204958

Library Locations

    • Pardee Legal Research CenterBorrow it
      5998 Alcalá Park, San Diego, CA, 92110-2492, US
      32.771471 -117.187496
Processing Feedback ...