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“Indiana's number one enemy”: the evolution of the image of John Dillinger in the U.S. press coverage in 1933

Journal: Studia Humanitatis (Vol.2013, No. 2)

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Page : 3-3

Keywords : Dillinger; criminality; the Great Depression; USA; the American press of the 1930;

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John Dillinger (1903-1934 years), a famous American criminal and bank robber of the times of the Great Depression (1929-1939 years), "The Public Enemy number one". Dillinger became a symbol of his time, and his annihilation was one of the first major operations of the FBI which was still growing in strength. Over time Dillinger gained a glory of a public hero of the United States, kind of a "Robin Hood of the Great Depression". This article focuses on the initial stage of the formation and transformation of his image in the U.S. press. The article uses the materials of the central and local press.

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