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Murder, Honor, and Law: Four Virginia Homicides from Reconstruction to the Great Depressionby Hamm, Richard F.
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
Retail Price: $18.50
Issue: Summer 2004
The four murders, of Hamm's study, span across 70 years of American history beginning in Reconstruction Richmond and ending during the Great Depression in Wise County, Virginia. Hamm uses the murders as a vehicle to examine the relationships between southern culture and the national media.