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Witch hunt in Wise County : the persecution of Edith Maxwell

Author: Gary Dean Best
Publisher: Westport, Conn. ; London : Praeger, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Southwest Virginia murder trials of a young schoolteacher named Edith Maxwell made her a "cause celebre" of the 1930s. The trials involve sociological issues - the conflict between moderism and  Read more...

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Named Person: Edith Maxwell; Edith Maxwell
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gary Dean Best
ISBN: 0275948927 9780275948924
OCLC Number: 925044712
Description: 186 s. : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction In The Land of the "Lonesome Pine" The Death of Trigg Maxwell Preparations, Publicity, and Prosecution The Defense Verdict and Reaction Edith Tells Her Story Challenging the Verdict Preparing for the Second Trial The Second Trial Prison and Pardon Postmortems Sources Index
Responsibility: Gary Dean Best.

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