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The Sky's the Limit: People v. Newton; The Real Trial of the 20th Century?
In this exhaustive account of the 1968 criminal trial ot Black Panther leader Huey P. Newton, Pearlman (former judge, California Supreme Court) asserts that People v. Neu'ton deserves to be remembered as the denning trial of the 20th century because of the light it sheds on racism in the United States. Rather than solely focusing on the specifics of this case though, she details over a dozen cases often shortlisted for the title "trial of the century," ranging from the Scopes trial to O.J. Simpson. However, because of Pearlman s thorough treatment not onlv of the details of these cases but of the cultural climates in which they occurred, she makes her task of convincing readers to anoint People v. Newton the trial of the century that much harder. VERDICT This thorough text stands apart from other case histories for its comparative nature as well as its focus on this particular trial. It deserves a place on the shelf of anyone interested in legal studies, the radical social movements of the 1960s. or African American studies. —Alyssa Vincent, Emporia State Univ., Portland, Or.

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