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American Literature (2001) 73 (2): 365–386.
Published: 01 June 2001
... in the heart of the Civil Rights movement—in the small town of Sparta, Mississippi. This locale is obviously central to the plot of the film itself, which concerns the overt racism that Virgil Tibbs encounters as a...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (1): 121–151.
Published: 01 March 2011
..., they whittled the twenty down to twelve, and the twelve down to the following six cases. In the early 1970s, Delbert Tibbs was convicted of the murder of a white man and the rape of a sixteen-year-old white woman in Florida. The evidence against him consisted of the eyewitness account of...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (2): 231–244.
Published: 01 June 2001
... vulnerability. This vulnerability is especially acute in Norman Jewison’s In the Heat of the Night,where,Levine argues, the excessive vulnerability of the Northern black policeman Virgil Tibbs in the charged Southern setting of...