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A rape in the early republic : gender and legal culture in an 1806 Virginia trial

Author: Alexander Smyth
Publisher: Lexington, Kentucky : University Press of Kentucky, [2017]
Series: New directions in southern history
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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On January 14, 1806, Sidney Hanson was raped by John Deskins on a rough gravel path in the woods in Tazewell County, Virginia. In the early nineteenth century, trials for rape were rare. Yet the  Read more...

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Smyth, Alexander.
Rape in the early republic : gender and legal culture in an 1806 Virginia trial.
Lexington, Kentucky : University Press of Kentucky, ©2017
xi, 122 pages
Named Person: Sidney Hanson; John Deskins
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander Smyth
ISBN: 9780813169545 0813169542 9780813169538 0813169534
OCLC Number: 970629975
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Front cover; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Introduction; The Invitation to Publish; The Testimony; The Argument to the Jury; The Sentencing; Appendix A; Appendix B; Discussion Ideas for the Classroom; Suggested Reading; Index.
Series Title: New directions in southern history
Responsibility: Alexander Smyth ; Edited and with an introduction by Randal L. Hall.

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