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									Loeb & Scottsboro Trials


      Society’s Reaction;
   Their relation to Native Son

           Jason Parrott
Loeb and Leopold Trials
 Clarence Darrow’s twelve-hour long plea –
  attack on the death penalty
 Accompanying public outrage and political
  impact
 Most impacted Illinois
Scottsboro Trials
 “Legal lynchings” of the Scottsboro
  defendants
 Accused criminals punished by mob vigilante
  justice
 White Alabamans restrained themselves from
  acting during the long trial
Relating to the Novel
 Allusions made in the book to events during
  the time Wright was writing in 1939 and 1940
 Puts Native Son within a vein of criminal-
  suspense novel
 Hysteria and circumstances regarding these
  cases are way over the young, misguided
  characters

								
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