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Murder in the Shenandoah : making law sovereign in revolutionary Virginia

Author: Jessica K Lowe
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2019.
Series: Studies in legal history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Trial and arbitral proceedings
Named Person: John Crane, Jr.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jessica K Lowe
ISBN: 9781108421782 1108421784
OCLC Number: 1021066778
Description: xiii, 210 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
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."
Series Title: Studies in legal history.
Responsibility: Jessica K. Lowe, University of Virginia.

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Jessica K. Lowe tells the story of Commonwealth v. Crane, exposing deep rifts in post-Revolutionary Virginia and using it to unearth Revolutionary America's gripping debates over justice, criminal  Read more...

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'In Murder in the Shenandoah, Jessica K. Lowe deftly investigates a deadly brawl to illuminate the legal culture of the new nation's most influential state, shortly after the American Revolution. Read more...

 
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