Illusive Shadows: Justice, Media, and Socially Significant American Trials


As Chiasson and his contributors illustrate, trials are media events that can have long-reaching significance. They can, and have, changed the way people think, how institutions function, and have shaped public opinions. While this collection on ten trials is about withcraft, slavery, religion, and radicalism, it is, in many ways, the story of America.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Lloyd Chiasson Jr.
  • Bernell E. Tripp
  • Joseph P. McKerns
  • Kittrell Rushing
  • David R. Spencer
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 2003


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