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Author Stevenson, Brenda E.

Title The contested murder of Latasha Harlins : justice, gender, and the origins of the LA riots / Brenda E. Stevenson.

Publication Info. Oxford, UK : Oxford University Press, [2013]


Location Call No. Status
 Bristol, Main Library - Non Fiction  345.794 STEVENSON    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  364.1523 ST    Check Shelf
Description xxxi, 411 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 'Tasha : the girl with the wonderful smile -- Soon Ja Du : "She had a good life in Korea" -- March 16, 1991 : not just another Saturday in South Central -- People v. Du : "I would dream of closing arguments" -- People v. Du : sentencing -- Whose fire this time? -- Epilogue : Justice?
Summary As an element of the Los Angeles Riots, the shooting of Latasha Harlins finally gets the attention it deserves from renowned historian Brenda Stevenson. Stevenson gives us fascinating and full portraits of each of the three women involved: the teenage African-American victim, the Korean immigrant shooter, and the Jewish American judge. She traces all three lives deep into the past and forward to that fateful moment in the South Central convenience store in March 1991. A gripping read and a revealing perspective on the varied and intersecting lives of American women at century's end." --Ellen Carol DuBois, Amazon.
Subject Du, Soon Ja -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Harlins, Latasha -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Trials (Murder) -- California.
ISBN 9780199944576 hardback alkaline paper
0199944571 hardback alkaline paper
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