Darrow's Speech in the Haywood Case Translated for Finnish-Americans Darrow, Clarence [1857-1938]. [Haywood Case]. Kristianson, Elot, Translator. Sytton: Lakimies Clarence S. Darrowin Paattajaispuhe Haywood Jutussa Idahossa [Blameless: The Speech of Clarence S. Darrow in the Haywood Case in Idaho]. Calumet, MI: Kustantja Vulho Leikas & Co, . 100 pp. Stapled pamphlet in spider web-embossed wrappers, gilt title and illustrations to front wrapper and publisher's advertisements to rear wrapper. Light rubbing and soiling to wrappers, light wear to text affecting legibility in places, chipping to spine ends, large chip to foot of spine, corners bumped, hinges cracked. Light toning to interior, staples starting to rust, light soiling and finger smudges in a few places, small yellow pencil mark to title page. $650. * The Haywood trial concerned the murder of Frank R. Steunenberg, who had called in federal troops to break miner's strikes as former governor of Idaho. Harry Orchard, a former member of the Western Federation of Miners, confessed to the crime but when threatened with hanging claimed that he had committed the murder on the orders of senior members of WFM leadership, including William "Big Bill" Haywood. Haywood and two other men implicated in the plot were extradited to Idaho from Colorado and tried for murder. Darrow led Haywood's defense, successfully undermining Orchard's character and ultimately securing an acquittal after one of the passionate closing summaries that would become his trademark as an attorney. This edition in Finnish was published for the large Finnish-American community of Upper Michigan, which included many miners and lumberjacks who admired Darrow's effort to promote the rights of laborers. OCLC locates 1 copy in a law library (University of Minnesota). Not in Hunsberger.
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