WorldCat Identities

Miller, James A. 1944-

Overview
Works: 3 works in 12 publications in 1 language and 996 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Religious fiction  Satire  Voyages, Imaginary  History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS1322, 813.4
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by James A Miller
Approaches to teaching Wright's Native son by James A Miller( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Remembering Scottsboro : the legacy of an infamous trial by James A Miller( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1931, nine black youths were charged with raping two white women in Scottsboro, Alabama. Despite meager and contradictory evidence, all nine were found guilty and eight of the defendants were sentenced to death--making Scottsboro one of the worst travesties of justice to take place in the post-Reconstruction South.Remembering Scottsboroexplores how this case has embedded itself into the fabric of American memory and become a lens for perceptions of race, class, sexual politics, and justice. James Miller draws upon the archives of the Communist International and NAACP, contemporary journalistic accounts, as well as poetry, drama, fiction, and film, to document the impact of Scottsboro on American culture.The book reveals how the Communist Party, NAACP, and media shaped early images of Scottsboro; looks at how the case influenced authors including Langston Hughes, Richard Wright, and Harper Lee; shows how politicians and Hollywood filmmakers invoked the case in the ensuing decades; and examines the defiant, sensitive, and savvy correspondence of Haywood Patterson--one of the accused, who fled the Alabama justice system. Miller considers how Scottsboro persists as a point of reference in contemporary American life and suggests that the Civil Rights movement begins much earlier than the Montgomery Bus Boycott of 1955.Remembering Scottsborodemonstrates how one compelling, provocative, and tragic case still haunts the American racial imagination
Extract from Captain Stormfield's visit to heaven by Mark Twain( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A satiric look at the afterlife
 
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Approaches to teaching Wright's Native son
Alternative Names
Miller, James A.

Languages
English (12)

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Remembering Scottsboro : the legacy of an infamous trialExtract from Captain Stormfield's visit to heaven