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The Chicago trunk murder, Elizabeth Dale

Label
The Chicago trunk murder
Title
The Chicago trunk murder
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth Dale
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • On November 14, 1885, a cold autumn day in the City of Broad Shoulders, an enthusiastic crowd of several hundred watched as three Sicilians Giovanni Azari, Agostino Gelardi, and Ignazio Silvestri were hanged in the courtyard of the Cook County Jail. The three had only recently come to the city, but not long after they were arrested, tried, and convicted for murdering Filippo Caruso, stuffing his body into a trunk, and shipping it to Pittsburgh. Historian and legal expert Elizabeth Dale brings the Trunk Murder case vividly back to life, painting an indelible portrait of nineteenth-century Chicago, ethnic life there, and a murder trial gone seriously awry. Along the way she reveals a Windy City teeming with street peddlers, crooked cops, earnest reformers, and legal activists-all of whom play a part in this gripping tale. Chicago's Trunk Murder shows how the defendants in the case were arrested on du bious evidence and held, some for weeks, without access to lawyers or friends. The accused finally confessed after being interrogated repeatedly by men who did not speak their lan guage. They were then tried before a judge who had his own view and ruled accordingly. Chicago's Trunk Murder revisits these abject breaches of justice and uses them to consider much larger problems in late nineteenth century criminal law
  • true crime
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dale, Elizabeth
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Murder
  • Discrimination in criminal justice administration
  • Immigrants
  • Italians
  • Chicago (Ill.)
Target audience
adult
Label
The Chicago trunk murder, Elizabeth Dale
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
An Italian murder -- Police investigations -- Brought before the law -- Justice is served -- The triumph of common sense
Control code
30237932
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 155 pages
Isbn
9780875804408
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 30237932
  • (Sirsi) 30237932
Label
The Chicago trunk murder, Elizabeth Dale
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
An Italian murder -- Police investigations -- Brought before the law -- Justice is served -- The triumph of common sense
Control code
30237932
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 155 pages
Isbn
9780875804408
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 30237932
  • (Sirsi) 30237932

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