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Death of an overseer : reopening a murder investigation from the Plantation South

Author: Michael Wayne
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Reopening an investigation into the death of a plantation overseer - Duncan Skinner - almost a century and a half ago, this work is is part murder mystery, part essay on the art of historical  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Case studies
History
Named Person: John McCallin; John McCallin
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Wayne
ISBN: 0195140036 0195140044 9780195140033 9780195140040
OCLC Number: 123100705
Description: 257 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: On History as Common Sense 3 --
1 Investigation and Verdict 9 --
2 Evidence 39 --
3 Evidence Reconsidered 61 --
4 Slavery 79 --
5 Question of a Frame-Up 113 --
6 Black Images, White Minds 135 --
7 Democracy and Justice 157 --
8 In Search of John McCallin 179 --
An Epitaph for Duncan Skinner 193 --
Appendix I First Draft and Fragment of a Second Draft of the Letter from Alexander Farrar to Henry Drake 197 --
Appendix II Court Records from the Trial of Henderson, Reuben, and Anderson 207 --
Appendix III Additional Materials in the Newspapers Relating to the Trial and Execution of Henderson, Reuben, and Anderson 211.
Responsibility: Michael Wayne.

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