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The Resource Murder in the Shenandoah : making law sovereign in revolutionary Virginia, Jessica K. Lowe, (electronic resource)

Murder in the Shenandoah : making law sovereign in revolutionary Virginia, Jessica K. Lowe, (electronic resource)

Label
Murder in the Shenandoah : making law sovereign in revolutionary Virginia
Title
Murder in the Shenandoah
Title remainder
making law sovereign in revolutionary Virginia
Statement of responsibility
Jessica K. Lowe
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
On July 4, 1791, the fifteenth anniversary of American Independence, John Crane, a descendant of prominent Virginian families, killed his neighbor's harvest worker. Murder in the Shenandoah traces the story of this early murder case as it entangled powerful Virginians and addressed the question that everyone in the state was heatedly debating: what would it mean to have equality before the law - and a world where 'law is king'? By retelling the story of the case, called Commonwealth v. Crane, through the eyes of its witnesses, families, fighters, victims, judges, and juries, Jessica K. Lowe reveals how revolutionary debates about justice gripped the new nation, transforming ideas about law, punishment, and popular government
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Cataloging source
UkCbUP
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Lowe, Jessica K
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Studies in legal history
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  • Crane, John
  • Trials (Murder)
  • Murder
  • Equality before the law
Label
Murder in the Shenandoah : making law sovereign in revolutionary Virginia, Jessica K. Lowe, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Feb 2019)
Contents
The facts of the fight -- The making of a Republican judge -- Examination : class, procedure, and local courts in Crane's Virginia -- The bloody code and the logic of legal reform -- Indictment : power shifts and power continuities in Virginia's courts -- Crane's trial and its "imperfect" verdict -- That stigma on my character : judges, judicial review, and "Republican" interpretation of the laws -- Murder or manslaughter? : Crane's special verdict at the general court -- Pardon request : mercy and Crane's "lunatic fits"
Control code
ssib035315440
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 210 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781108377812
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssib035315440
Label
Murder in the Shenandoah : making law sovereign in revolutionary Virginia, Jessica K. Lowe, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Feb 2019)
Contents
The facts of the fight -- The making of a Republican judge -- Examination : class, procedure, and local courts in Crane's Virginia -- The bloody code and the logic of legal reform -- Indictment : power shifts and power continuities in Virginia's courts -- Crane's trial and its "imperfect" verdict -- That stigma on my character : judges, judicial review, and "Republican" interpretation of the laws -- Murder or manslaughter? : Crane's special verdict at the general court -- Pardon request : mercy and Crane's "lunatic fits"
Control code
ssib035315440
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 210 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781108377812
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssib035315440

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