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Rise, Eric W.

Overview
Works: 6 works in 17 publications in 1 language and 2,401 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies 
Roles: Author
Classifications: KF224.M29, 347.7305
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Eric W Rise
The Supreme Court of Florida and its predecessor courts, 1821-1917 by Walter W Manley( )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Prepared for the Florida Supreme Court Historical Society."
The Martinsville Seven : race, rape, and capital punishment by Eric W Rise( Book )

4 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In January 1949 a thirty-two-year-old white woman in Martinsville, Virginia, accused seven young black men of raping her. Within two days state and local police had rounded up all the suspects and extracted confessions from them. In a series of trials that lasted eleven days, all were found guilty and sentenced to death - a sentence that was carried out, amid a storm of protest from civil-rights advocates and death-penalty opponents, in February 1951. Here is the first comprehensive treatment of the Martinsville case. Covering every aspect of the proceedings, from the commission of the crime through two sets of appeals, Eric Rise reexamines common assumptions about the administration of justice in the South. Although racial prejudice undeniably contributed to the outcome of the case, so did concerns for due process, crime control, community stability, judicial restraint, and domestic security. The success of the due process campaign by groups such as the NAACP helped curb the most egregious abuses of authority, but it did little to help defendants who conceded their guilt but protested unusually severe sentences. The author focuses on the efforts of the attorneys for the Martinsville Seven, who, rather than citing procedural errors, directly attacked the discriminatory application of the death penalty. It was the first case in which statistical evidence was used to substantiate systematic discrimination against blacks in capital cases
From local courts to national tribunals : the federal district courts of Florida, 1821-1990 by Kermit L Hall( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Martinsville Seven and southern justice : race, crime, and capital punishment in Virginia, 1949-1951 by Eric Walter Rise( )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

National justice and regional law : a social history of the Federal District Courts of Florida by Kermit Hall( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Crime, comity and civil rights : the NAACP and the extradition of southern Black fugitives by Eric W Rise( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The Supreme Court of Florida and its predecessor courts, 1821-1917
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The Martinsville Seven : race, rape, and capital punishmentFrom local courts to national tribunals : the federal district courts of Florida, 1821-1990
Languages
English (17)