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The Resource Understanding To kill a mockingbird : a student casebook to issues, sources, and historic documents, Claudia Durst Johnson

Understanding To kill a mockingbird : a student casebook to issues, sources, and historic documents, Claudia Durst Johnson

Label
Understanding To kill a mockingbird : a student casebook to issues, sources, and historic documents
Title
Understanding To kill a mockingbird
Title remainder
a student casebook to issues, sources, and historic documents
Statement of responsibility
Claudia Durst Johnson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Historical documents and commentary designed to help set the novel in the context of its time
  • "To Kill a Mockingbird is a novel of such profound power that it has affected the lives of readers and left and indelible mark on American culture. This rich collection of historical documents, collateral readings, and commentary captures the essence of the novel's impact, making it an ideal resource for students, teachers, and library media specialists. Drawing on multi-disciplinary sources, the casebook places the issues of race, censorship, stereotyping, and heroism into sharp perspective. Through these documents, the reader also gains a taste for the historical events which influenced the novel as well as the novel's relevance in today's world. Among the documents which speak most eloquently are testimony from the Scottsboro Case of the 1930s, memoirs and interviews with African Americans and whites who grew up in Alabama in the 1930s, and news stories on civil rights activities in Alabama in the 1950s. Most of the documents presented are available in no other printed form. Study questions, project ideas, and bibliographies are also included for ease of use in further examination of the issues raised by the novel. Thirteen historical photographs complement the text. Following a literary analysis of issues raised by the novel, the casebook opens with testimony and newspaper articles from the 1930s Alabama Scottsboro Case. The significant parallels of this case to the novel paint a social and historical background of the novel. Memoirs and interviews with African Americans and whites who grew up in Alabama in the 1930s further complete the historical landscape. Articles and news stories from the 1950s depict the increasingly tense, volatile environment in which the novel was written and published. Documents examine the stereotypes of the poor white, the African American, and the southern belle; and how the novel allows the reader to walk around in the shoes of those who have been stereotyped. More current articles examine the legal, literary, and ethical ramifications of the novel. These articles include a debate between lawyers over whether Atticus Finch was a hero, and discussion of attempts to censor the novel." -- Publisher's description
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3562.E353
LC item number
T6338 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Greenwood Press "Literature in context" series,
Label
Understanding To kill a mockingbird : a student casebook to issues, sources, and historic documents, Claudia Durst Johnson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Literary Analysis: Unifying Elements of To Kill a Mockingbird -- Historical Context: The Scottsboro Trials -- From the Testimony of Victoria Price and Dr. R.R. Bridges in the Scottsboro Trial, Spring of 1931 -- From Judge James E. Horton's Address from the Bench in the Scottsboro Case, March 27, 1933 -- From the Testimony of Victoria Price and Dr. R.R. Bridges, April 3, 1933, as Reported in the New York Times -- From The Testimony of Ruby Bates in the Trial of Haywood Patterson, April 7, 1933 -- From the Testimony of Lester Carter in the Trial of Charley Weems, April 17, 1933 -- From the Opinion of Judge James E. Horton, June 22, 1933 -- From the Testimony of Victoria Price and the Deposition of Ruby Bates in the Retrial of Clarence Norris, December 2, 1933 -- From the Supreme Court Decision Rendered in Spring of 1935 -- Historical Context: The Civil RIghts Movement -- From the Supreme Court Decisions Known as Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas -- "Boycott Leader's Home Is Blasted" -- "UA Tells Negro She May Enroll" -- "Fourth Cross Burned at Tuscaloosa" -- "Negro Student Taking Room Denial to Court" -- "Prominent Negro Home Blasted" -- "Negro Says Well-Wishers High Spot of Day at UA" -- "1000 in Demonstration at U of A, Witnesses Call It Negro Protest" -- Negro Student Barred from UA Campus to Halt Rioting" -- "Rioting at the Capstone" -- "Negro Determined to Attend Classes" -- "Carmichael Denies Conspiracy Charge" -- "Return-Lucy Petitions Draw 500 Names at UA" -- "Jury Indicts 115 in Capitol Bus Boycott" -- "Mass Meeting Speakers Urge Continued Protest" -- "U of A Pulls Down Curtain of Secrecy" -- "UA Faculty Continues Probe of Disorders" -- "Alabama Not Alone in Tradition Fight" -- Realities and Stereotypes -- From Thomas Nelson Page, Gordon Keith (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1903) -- Mr. Bonner's Response to Integration -- Interview: A Perspective on the 1930s -- From Helen Ekin Starrett, The Charm of Fine Manners (Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1920) -- From Vernon Johnson, "A Memoir: Growing Up Poor and White in the South" (Unpublished Memoir, 1993) -- From Shields McIlwaine, The Southern Poor-White from Lubberland to Tobacco Road (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1939) -- From Erskine Caldwell, God's Little Acre (New York: Grossett and Dunlap, 1932) -- From William Faulkner, "Wash" in The Portable Faulkner (New York: Viking Press, 1946) -- Description of Victoria Price from Dan T. Carter, Scottsboro (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1979) -- From Virginia Foster Durr, Outside the Magic Circle (Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1985) -- Interview: Growing Up Black in the 1930s in McCulley's Quarters, Alabama -- From Donald Bogle, Toms, Coons, Mulattoes, Mammies and Bucks: An Interpretive History of Blacks in American Films (New York: Continuum, 1989) -- From Thomas Dixon, The Flaming Sword (Atlanta: Monarch Publishing, 1939) -- From Virginia Foster Durr, Outside the Magic Circle (Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1985) -- From Paul Boyer and Stephen Nussbaum, Salem Possessed (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1974) -- From Thomas S. Szasz, "Power and Psychiatry," in Deviance in American Life (New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 1989) -- The Issue of Heroism -- Monroe Freedman "Atticus Finch, Esq., R.I.P.: A Gentleman But No Model for Lawyers -- R. Mason Barge: "Fictional Characters, Fictional Ethics" -- The Issue of Censorship -- "Mr. Bumble and the Mockingbird" -- "Some Novels' Fate Remains Uncertain" -- "College Student Defends Morality of Banned Book" -- "Hiding 'Seamy Side' Is False Protection" -- "Two Books Banned-No Doubt" -- "Who Killed the Mockingbird?" -- Letters and Editor's Comments from "Forum," Richmond News-Leader -- Letters and Comments from Richmond News-Leader -- Letter from "Voice of the People", Richmond Times-Dispatch -- Letters and Editor's Comments from "Forum," Richmond News-Leader
Control code
ocm29952073
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvi, 225 pages
Isbn
9780313291937
Lccn
94004793
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)29952073
Label
Understanding To kill a mockingbird : a student casebook to issues, sources, and historic documents, Claudia Durst Johnson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Literary Analysis: Unifying Elements of To Kill a Mockingbird -- Historical Context: The Scottsboro Trials -- From the Testimony of Victoria Price and Dr. R.R. Bridges in the Scottsboro Trial, Spring of 1931 -- From Judge James E. Horton's Address from the Bench in the Scottsboro Case, March 27, 1933 -- From the Testimony of Victoria Price and Dr. R.R. Bridges, April 3, 1933, as Reported in the New York Times -- From The Testimony of Ruby Bates in the Trial of Haywood Patterson, April 7, 1933 -- From the Testimony of Lester Carter in the Trial of Charley Weems, April 17, 1933 -- From the Opinion of Judge James E. Horton, June 22, 1933 -- From the Testimony of Victoria Price and the Deposition of Ruby Bates in the Retrial of Clarence Norris, December 2, 1933 -- From the Supreme Court Decision Rendered in Spring of 1935 -- Historical Context: The Civil RIghts Movement -- From the Supreme Court Decisions Known as Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas -- "Boycott Leader's Home Is Blasted" -- "UA Tells Negro She May Enroll" -- "Fourth Cross Burned at Tuscaloosa" -- "Negro Student Taking Room Denial to Court" -- "Prominent Negro Home Blasted" -- "Negro Says Well-Wishers High Spot of Day at UA" -- "1000 in Demonstration at U of A, Witnesses Call It Negro Protest" -- Negro Student Barred from UA Campus to Halt Rioting" -- "Rioting at the Capstone" -- "Negro Determined to Attend Classes" -- "Carmichael Denies Conspiracy Charge" -- "Return-Lucy Petitions Draw 500 Names at UA" -- "Jury Indicts 115 in Capitol Bus Boycott" -- "Mass Meeting Speakers Urge Continued Protest" -- "U of A Pulls Down Curtain of Secrecy" -- "UA Faculty Continues Probe of Disorders" -- "Alabama Not Alone in Tradition Fight" -- Realities and Stereotypes -- From Thomas Nelson Page, Gordon Keith (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1903) -- Mr. Bonner's Response to Integration -- Interview: A Perspective on the 1930s -- From Helen Ekin Starrett, The Charm of Fine Manners (Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott, 1920) -- From Vernon Johnson, "A Memoir: Growing Up Poor and White in the South" (Unpublished Memoir, 1993) -- From Shields McIlwaine, The Southern Poor-White from Lubberland to Tobacco Road (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1939) -- From Erskine Caldwell, God's Little Acre (New York: Grossett and Dunlap, 1932) -- From William Faulkner, "Wash" in The Portable Faulkner (New York: Viking Press, 1946) -- Description of Victoria Price from Dan T. Carter, Scottsboro (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1979) -- From Virginia Foster Durr, Outside the Magic Circle (Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1985) -- Interview: Growing Up Black in the 1930s in McCulley's Quarters, Alabama -- From Donald Bogle, Toms, Coons, Mulattoes, Mammies and Bucks: An Interpretive History of Blacks in American Films (New York: Continuum, 1989) -- From Thomas Dixon, The Flaming Sword (Atlanta: Monarch Publishing, 1939) -- From Virginia Foster Durr, Outside the Magic Circle (Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1985) -- From Paul Boyer and Stephen Nussbaum, Salem Possessed (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1974) -- From Thomas S. Szasz, "Power and Psychiatry," in Deviance in American Life (New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 1989) -- The Issue of Heroism -- Monroe Freedman "Atticus Finch, Esq., R.I.P.: A Gentleman But No Model for Lawyers -- R. Mason Barge: "Fictional Characters, Fictional Ethics" -- The Issue of Censorship -- "Mr. Bumble and the Mockingbird" -- "Some Novels' Fate Remains Uncertain" -- "College Student Defends Morality of Banned Book" -- "Hiding 'Seamy Side' Is False Protection" -- "Two Books Banned-No Doubt" -- "Who Killed the Mockingbird?" -- Letters and Editor's Comments from "Forum," Richmond News-Leader -- Letters and Comments from Richmond News-Leader -- Letter from "Voice of the People", Richmond Times-Dispatch -- Letters and Editor's Comments from "Forum," Richmond News-Leader
Control code
ocm29952073
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvi, 225 pages
Isbn
9780313291937
Lccn
94004793
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)29952073

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