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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. ©2019
Series: Studies in legal history.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tells the story of a sensational 1791 Virginia murder case, and explores Revolutionary America's debates over justice, criminal punishment, and equality before the law.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Trial and arbitral proceedings
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Lowe, Jessica K.
Murder in the Shenandoah.
Cambridge [UK] ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2018
(DLC) 2018003790
(OCoLC)1021066778
Named Person: John Crane, Jr.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jessica K Lowe
ISBN: 9781108389877 1108389872 9781108377812 1108377815
OCLC Number: 1088722886
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 210 pages)
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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