The Chicago Conspiracy Trial: Revised Edition

Paperback | April 15, 2009

byJohn Schultz

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In 1969, the Chicago Seven were charged with intent to "incite, organize, promote, and encourage" antiwar riots during the Democratic National Convention. The Chicago Conspiracy Trial is an electrifying account of the months-long trial that commanded the attention of a divided nation. John Schultz, on assignment for The Evergreen Review, witnessed the whole trial, from the jury selection to the aftermath of the verdict. In his vivid account, Schultz exposes the raw emotions and judicial corruption that came to define one of the most significant legal events in American history.

"This work, aside from being a profound study of fear, is investigative journalism in its highest sense."—Studs Terkel

"[Schultz] puts words together with a clarity of sense and syntax that is almost physically engaging. . . . A probe into the American conscience."—David Graber, Los Angeles Times

"A masterful recapitulation of these anomalous events. . . . All politically literate Americans should read [it]."—Kirkus Reviews

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In 1969, the Chicago Seven were charged with intent to "incite, organize, promote, and encourage" antiwar riots during the Democratic National Convention. The Chicago Conspiracy Trial is an electrifying account of the months-long trial that commanded the attention of a divided nation. John Schultz, on assignment for The Evergreen Revie...

John Schultz is professor emeritus of fiction writing and a member of the graduate faculty in fiction writing at Columbia College in Chicago. He is the author of No One Was Killed, also published by the University of Chicago Press.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.9 inPublished:April 15, 2009Publisher:University Of Chicago PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0226741141

ISBN - 13:9780226741147

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Part One: Motion Will Be Denied

Part Two: Seale

Part Three: A Demonstration Here, A Demonstration There

Part Four: The Struggle for the Laugh in the Courtroom

Part Five: The Struggle for the Spirit of the Courtroom: The Defense's Case

Part Six: The Struggle for the Soul of the Nation

Part Seven: The Jury Hearing

Afterword: Constitutional Morality Play

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"A masterful recapitulation of these anomalous events. . . . All politically literate Americans should read [it]."