Vigilante Newspapers: Tales of sex, religion, and murder in the northwest

Vigilante Newspapers: Tales of sex, religion, and murder in the northwest

This riveting work of social history documents the role the news media played in spurring two murders revolving around Edmund Creffield, a charismatic "Holy Roller" evangelist who arrived in Corvallis, Oregon, in 1903 and quickly enraged the citizenry by defiantly challenging the religious and sexual mores of the time. When ardent female followers began refusing to speak to their nonbelieving husbands, vigilantes tarred and feathered Creffield, eventually forcing… (more)

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Publisher: University of Washington Press (March 01, 2010)

Parent ISBN: 9780295985299

Page count: 192 pages

Language: English


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