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Prairie defender : the murder trials of Abraham Lincoln

Author: George R Dekle; Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State University. Libraries)
Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The conventional wisdom says that most of Lincoln's practice involved collecting debt and representing railroads; that he only practiced law as a platform for his political career; that criminal law was only a minuscule part of his practice; and that he was particularly bad at defending homicide cases. A survey of Lincoln's murder cases demonstrates that he was first and foremost a trial lawyer, that the trial of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Biographies
Named Person: Abraham Lincoln; Abraham Lincoln
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George R Dekle; Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State University. Libraries)
ISBN: 9780809335978 0809335972
OCLC Number: 953985153
Description: xiv, 231 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: The Legend of Lincoln the Lawyer --
PEOPLE versus HENRY B. TRUETT, October 13, 1838 --
PEOPLE versus WILLIAM FRAIM, April 23, 1839 --
PEOPLE versus SPENCER TURNER, May 23, 1840 --
PEOPLE versus ARCHIBALD AND WILLIAM TRAILOR, June 18, 1841 --
Various Criminal Cases, 1845-46 --
PEOPLE versus JAMES AND GEORGE DENTON, June 12, 1846 --
Various Criminal Cases, 1850-53 --
PEOPLE versus MOSES LOE, May 19, 1853 --
PEOPLE versus DAVID LONGNECKER, June 3, 1856 --
Lincoln's Pardon Practice --
PEOPLE versus JANE AND THEODORE ANDERSON, November 28, 1856 --
PEOPLE versus ISAAC WYANT, April 4, 1857 --
PEOPLE versus JOHN BANTZHOUSE, October 2, 1857 --
PEOPLE versus MELISSA GOINGS, October 10, 1857 --
PEOPLE versus DUFF ARMSTRONG, May 7, 1858 --
PEOPLE versus TOM PATTERSON, April 21, 1859 --
PEOPLE versus PEACHY QUINN HARRISON, September 3, 1859 --
The Legacy of Lincoln the Lawyer.
Responsibility: George R. Dekle, Sr.

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