Birth of a Nation'hood: Gaze, Script, and Spectacle in the O. J. Simpson Case
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Co-edited and introduced by Toni Morrison, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, Birth of a Nation'hood elucidates as never before the grim miasma of the O.J. Simpson case, which has elicited gargantuan fascination.

As they pertain to the scandal, the issues of race, sex, violence, money, and the media are refracted through twelve powerful essays that have been written e...more
Paperback, First Edition, 448 pages
Published February 4th 1997 by Pantheon Books
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Harry kendall
if you are really interested in understanding the oj simpson trial, this is the book for you. with a clarity few others have toni walks us through the characters and events exposing things we would miss. you don't know the case until you've read this book....
Mehrsa
A great set of essays about the OJ simpson trial, but so much more than that--a really interesting compilation of thoughts on race as it was brought out by the trial of the century.
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We do not live in a colorless society, no matter how open-minded individuals are. At the end of the day color is noted. This is not always a bad thing, but it often can me.
Laura
A definite read for anyone interested in the cultural and racial implications of the O.J. Simpson trial.
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Toni Morrison (born Chloe Anthony Wofford), is an American author, editor, and professor who won the 1993 Nobel Prize in Literature for being an author "who in novels characterized by visionary force and poetic import, gives life to an essential aspect of American reality."
Her novels are known for their epic themes, vivid dialogue, and richly detailed African American characters; among the best k...more
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