Murder State

Filename: murder-state.pdf
ISBN: 9780803240216
Release Date: 2012-06-01
Number of pages: 496
Author: Brendan C. Lindsay
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

Download and read online Murder State in PDF and EPUB In the second half of the nineteenth century, the Euro-American citizenry of California carried out mass genocide against the Native population of their state, using the processes and mechanisms of democracy to secure land and resources for themselves and their private interests. The murder, rape, and enslavement of thousands of Native people were legitimized by notions of democracy—in this case mob rule—through a discreetly organized and brutally effective series of petitions, referenda, town hall meetings, and votes at every level of California government. Murder State is a comprehensive examination of these events and their early legacy. Preconceptions about Native Americans as shaped by the popular press and by immigrants’ experiences on the overland trail to California were used to further justify the elimination of Native people in the newcomers’ quest for land. The allegedly “violent nature” of Native people was often merely their reaction to the atrocities committed against them as they were driven from their ancestral lands and alienated from their traditional resources. In this narrative history employing numerous primary sources and the latest interdisciplinary scholarship on genocide, Brendan C. Lindsay examines the darker side of California history, one that is rarely studied in detail, and the motives of both Native Americans and Euro-Americans at the time. Murder State calls attention to the misuse of democracy to justify and commit genocide.


Murder State

Filename: murder-state.pdf
ISBN: 0803269668
Release Date: 2015-03-01
Number of pages: 456
Author: Brendan C. Lindsay
Publisher:

Download and read online Murder State in PDF and EPUB In the second half of the nineteenth century, the Euro-American citizenry of California carried out mass genocide against the Native population of their state, using the processes and mechanisms of democracy to secure land and resources for themselves and their private interests. The murder, rape, and enslavement of thousands of Native people were legitimized by notions of democracy-in this case mob rule-through a discreetly organized and brutally effective series of petitions, referenda, town hall meetings, and votes at every level of California government. Murder State is a comprehensive examination of these events and their early legacy. Preconceptions about Native Americans as shaped by the popular press and by immigrants' experiences on the Overland Trail to California were used to further justify the elimination of Native people in the newcomers' quest for land. The allegedly "violent nature" of Native people was often merely their reaction to the atrocities committed against them as they were driven from their ancestral lands and alienated from their traditional resources. In this narrative history employing numerous primary sources and the latest interdisciplinary scholarship on genocide, Brendan C. Lindsay examines the darker side of California history, one rarely studied in detail, and the motives of both Native Americans and Euro-Americans at the time. Murder State calls attention to the misuse of democracy to justify and commit genocide. Brendan C. Lindsay is an assistant professor of history at California State University, Sacramento.


Murder State

Filename: murder-state.pdf
ISBN: 9780803224803
Release Date: 2012-06
Number of pages: 436
Author: Brendan C. Lindsay
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

Download and read online Murder State in PDF and EPUB In the second half of the nineteenth century, the Euro-American citizenry of California carried out mass genocide against the Native population of their state, using the processes and mechanisms of democracy to secure land and resources for themselves and their private interests. The murder, rape, and enslavement of thousands of Native people were legitimized by notions of democracy—in this case mob rule—through a discreetly organized and brutally effective series of petitions, referenda, town hall meetings, and votes at every level of California government. Murder State is a comprehensive examination of these events and their early legacy. Preconceptions about Native Americans as shaped by the popular press and by immigrants’ experiences on the Overland Trail to California were used to further justify the elimination of Native people in the newcomers’ quest for land. The allegedly “violent nature” of Native people was often merely their reaction to the atrocities committed against them as they were driven from their ancestral lands and alienated from their traditional resources. In this narrative history employing numerous primary sources and the latest interdisciplinary scholarship on genocide, Brendan C. Lindsay examines the darker side of California history, one rarely studied in detail, and the motives of both Native Americans and Euro-Americans at the time. Murder State calls attention to the misuse of democracy to justify and commit genocide.


Murder in the Solid State

Filename: murder-in-the-solid-state.pdf
ISBN: 0812553926
Release Date: 1998-11-15
Number of pages: 288
Author: Wil McCarthy
Publisher: Macmillan

Download and read online Murder in the Solid State in PDF and EPUB In a novel about the ways in which nanotechnology can bring freedom for the individual or control of the individual by others, a man in twenty-first-century America fights to save his life, career, and country.


Murder in the Peach State

Filename: murder-in-the-peach-state.pdf
ISBN: 0966076834
Release Date: 2000
Number of pages: 305
Author: Bruce L. Jordan
Publisher:

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Police State

Filename: police-state.pdf
ISBN: 9781466885202
Release Date: 2015-09-08
Number of pages: 320
Author: Gerry Spence
Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Download and read online Police State in PDF and EPUB How does America, founded on the promise of freedom for all, find itself poised to become a police state? In Police State, legendary "country lawyer" Gerry Spence reveals the unnerving truth of our criminal justice system. In his more than sixty years in the courtroom, Spence has never represented a person charged with a crime in which the police hadn't themselves violated the law. Whether by hiding, tampering with, or manufacturing evidence; by gratuitous violence and even murder, those who are charged with upholding the law too often break it. Spence points to the explosion of brutality leading up to the murder of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, insisting that this is the way it has always been: cops get away with murder. Nothing changes. Police State narrates the shocking account of the Madrid train bombings -how the FBI accused an innocent man of treasonous acts they knew he hadn't committed. It details the rampant racism within Chicago's police department, which landed teenager Dennis Williams on death row. It unveils the deliberately coercive efforts of two cops to extract a false murder confession from frightened and mentally fragile Albert Hancock, along with other appalling evidence from eight of Spence's most famous cases. We all want to feel safe. But how can we be safe when the very police we pay to protect us instead kill us, maim us, and falsify evidence against us. Can we accept the argument that cops may occasionally overstep their boundaries, but only when handling guilty criminals and never with us? Can we expect them to investigate and prosecute themselves when faced with allegations of misconduct? Can we believe that they are acting for our own good? Too many innocent are convicted; too many are wrongly executed. The cost has become too high for a free people to bear. In Police State, Spence issues a stinging indictment of the American justice system. Demonstrating that the way we select and train our police guarantees fatal abuses of justice, he also prescribes a challenging cure that stands to restore America's promise of liberty and justice for all.


A century of state murder

Filename: a-century-of-state-murder.pdf
ISBN: 0745319300
Release Date: 2003
Number of pages: 265
Author: Michael Haynes
Publisher: Pluto Pr

Download and read online A century of state murder in PDF and EPUB 'A vivid and chilling account of some of the most terrible events of modern history.' Noam Chomsky


Genocide

Filename: genocide.pdf
ISBN: 1412824443
Release Date: 1976-01-01
Number of pages: 96
Author: Irving Louis Horowitz
Publisher: Transaction Publishers

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Victim

Filename: victim.pdf
ISBN: 9781555847975
Release Date: 2007-12-01
Number of pages: 320
Author: Gary Kinder
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

Download and read online Victim in PDF and EPUB Now a classic of true crime, Victim is a compelling and tragic look at how lives can be changed forever by a random act of violence. During an armed robbery, several hostages were brutally tortured, shot in the head, and left for dead. Victim focuses on the members of one family -- including a mother who died after the attack and a son who was left barely alive -- as they fought for his survival and struggled to rebuild their lives. Victim was the first book to go beyond the headlines and statistics about violent crime, to tell the victims' dramatic story of love, loss and courage. It remains one of the most influential books in the victims' rights movement and has become required reading in criminology courses across the country. It may be more relevant now than ever. "Victim is Truman Capote's In Cold Blood turned inside out." -- Newsweek; "Just as Capote did, Kinder has somehow created a story that is truer than true." -- The Atlanta Journal-Constitution


My Thoughts Are Murder to the State

Filename: my-thoughts-are-murder-to-the-state.pdf
ISBN: 9781434804266
Release Date: 2007
Number of pages: 192
Author: Henry David Thoreau
Publisher: David M Gross

Download and read online My Thoughts Are Murder to the State in PDF and EPUB Thoreau's essays on political philosophy. Includes Civil Disobedience, Slavery in Massachusetts, A Plea for Captain John Brown, The Last Days of John Brown, Remarks After the Hanging of John Brown, Herald of Freedom, Sir Walter Raleigh, Reform and the Reformers, Paradise (to be) Regained, Wendell Phillips Before the Concord Lyceum, The Service, and Life Without Principle


Anatomy of Injustice

Filename: anatomy-of-injustice.pdf
ISBN: 9780307948540
Release Date: 2013
Number of pages: 299
Author: Raymond Bonner
Publisher: Vintage

Download and read online Anatomy of Injustice in PDF and EPUB From Pulitzer Prize winner Raymond Bonner, the gripping story of a grievously mishandled murder case that put a twenty-three-year-old man on death row. In January 1982, an elderly white widow was found brutally murdered in the small town of Greenwood, South Carolina. Police immediately arrested Edward Lee Elmore, a semiliterate, mentally retarded black man with no previous felony record. His only connection to the victim was having cleaned her gutters and windows, but barely ninety days after the victim's body was found, he was tried, convicted, and sentenced to death. Elmore had been on death row for eleven years when a young attorney named Diana Holt first learned of his case. With the exemplary moral commitment and tenacious investigation that have distinguished his reporting career, Bonner follows Holt's battle to save Elmore's life and shows us how his case is a textbook example of what can go wrong in the American justice system. Moving, enraging, suspenseful, and enlightening, Anatomy of Injustice is a vital contribution to our nation's ongoing, increasingly important debate about inequality and the death penalty.


Mass Murder in the United States

Filename: mass-murder-in-the-united-states.pdf
ISBN: 9781476604732
Release Date: 2007-06-08
Number of pages: 219
Author: Grant Duwe
Publisher: McFarland

Download and read online Mass Murder in the United States in PDF and EPUB "Well-rounded approach to the phenomenon of mass murder...an excellent historical analysis...an informative study."--Journal of Criminal Justice and Popular Culture "One of the most exhaustive histories of mass murder."--NPR "A fine piece of scholarship...detailed...very helpful."--Workplace Violence Prevention Report. Is mass murder a historically new phenomenon that emerged in the 1960s? How has it changed over time? And what causes a person to commit multiple murders in a matter of hours or even minutes? This book explores these questions by examining 909 mass murders that took place in the United States between 1900 and 1999. By far the largest study on the topic to date, it begins with a look at the patterns and prevalence of mass murders by presenting rates from 1900-1999 and by describing the characteristics of mass killers. Placing the phenomenon within the broader social, political, and economic context of the twentieth century, the work examines the factors that have influenced trends in the prevalence of mass murder. It also discusses more than 100 case studies within three distinct periods of mass murder activity (1900-1939, 1940-1965, and 1966-1999) to illustrate more clearly the motives of mass murderers and the circumstances surrounding their crimes. The final chapters take a look at media coverage and the role it has played in the social construction of mass murder.


The Murders in the Rue Morgue

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ISBN: 9785457796898
Release Date: 2017-09-02
Number of pages:
Author: Edgar Poe
Publisher: Litres

Download and read online The Murders in the Rue Morgue in PDF and EPUB "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe published in Graham's Magazine in 1841. It has been claimed as the first detective story; Poe referred to it as one of his "tales of ratiocination".


Murders in the United States

Filename: murders-in-the-united-states.pdf
ISBN: 0786420758
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Number of pages: 232
Author: R. Barri Flowers
Publisher: McFarland

Download and read online Murders in the United States in PDF and EPUB From the assassination of President William McKinley on September 6, 1901, to the mass killing at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999, the 20th century saw many murderous events that are difficult to contemplate but have become a part of the national history. This reference book is divided into three parts. Part One, arranged chronologically, details 53 of the most famous murder cases of the 20th century in the United States. In Part Two, over 300 entries (alphabetically arranged by criminal) provide descriptions of crimes and are subdivided into male, female, and juvenile murderers; pair and group murderers; hate crime murderers; and school killings. Part Three features crime events related to over 40 selected victims. Cross references guide the reader to additional information. An index is included.


The True American Murder and Mercy in Texas

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ISBN: 9780393239508
Release Date: 2014-05-05
Number of pages: 336
Author: Anand Giridharadas
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Download and read online The True American Murder and Mercy in Texas in PDF and EPUB Describes how a Bangladeshi immigrant, shot in the Dallas mini mart where he worked in the days after September 11 in a revenge crime, forgives his assailant and petitions the State of Texas to spare his attacker the death penalty. 20,000 first printing.