Clarence Darrow: The Creation of An American Myth

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RICHARD J. JENSEN is a Professor of Rhetoric in the Greenspun School of Communication at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He has previously taught at Humboldt State University and the University of New Mexico. He is the author of A War of Words (with John C. Hammerback and José Angel Gutierrez ), In Search of Justice (with John C. Hammerback), and has edited Great Speeches in American History (with William H. Lyon and Philip Reed Rulon ). He is currently working on a book about Cesar Chavez.

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Copyright Acknowledgments v
  • Contents vii
  • Series Foreword ix
  • Foreword xiii
  • I- Clarence Darrow 1
  • Introduction 8
  • 1- The Making of a Nonconformist 11
  • 2- Schoolmaster of the Courtroom 29
  • 3- The Old Lion 61
  • Educating the Masses- Darrow in Tennessee 85
  • 5- Speaking for the Poor and Weak 113
  • 6- Verdicts out of Court 141
  • II- Collected Speeches 153B
  • Speech in Self-Defense Los Angeles, 1912 155
  • Speech in Defense of Leopold and Loeb Chicago, 1924 167
  • Speech at Scopes Trial - Dayton, Tennessee, 1925 199
  • Speech at Sweet Trial - Detroit, 1926 219
  • Speech at Massie Trial Honolulu 1932 253
  • Eulogy of John P. Altgeld Chicago, 1902 267
  • Address to Prisoners in Cook County Jail Chicago, 1902 271
  • Chronology of Speeches 285
  • Bibliography 297
  • Index 325
  • About the Author 329
  • Great American Orators 331
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