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Birth of a Nation'hood
Gaze, Script, and Spectacle in the O. J. Simpson Case
Written by Toni Morrison

Birth of a Nation'hood
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Category: Literary Collections - Letters; Social Science - Discrimination & Race Relations; Literary Criticism - American - African American
Imprint: Pantheon
Format: Trade Paperback
Pub Date: February 1997
Price: $19.00
Can. Price: $22.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-75893-8 (0-679-75893-3)
Pages: 448


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The Greatest Story Ever Sold: Marketing and the O.J. Simpson Trial
George Lipsitz

The O.J. Simpson Trial: Who Was Improperly "Playing the Race Card"?
A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr., Aderson Bellegarde Francois, Linda Y. Yueh

Dismissed or Banished? A Testament to the Reasonableness of the Simpson Jury
Nikol G. Alexander and Drucilla Cornell

Color-blind Dreams and Racial Nightmares: Reconfiguring Racism in the Post-Civil Rights Era
Kimberle Williams Crenshaw

Bigger and O.J.
Ishmael Reed

"Hertz, Don't It?"
Becoming Colorless and Staying Black in the Crossover of O.J. Simpson

Leola Johnson and David Roediger

If the Genes Fit, How Do You Aquit?
O.J. and Science

Andrew Ross

American Kabuki
Patricia J. Williams

The Unbearable Darkness of Being: "Fresh" Thoughts on Race, Sex, and the Simpsons
Ann duCille

Eye, the Jury
Armond White

The "Interest" of the Simpson Trial: Spectacle, National History, and the Notion of Disinterested Judgement
Claudia Brodsky Lacour