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Fall River outrage [electronic resource] : life, murder, and justice in early industrial New England / David Richard Kasserman.

Author/Creator:
Kasserman, David Richard.
Publication:
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (295 p.)
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Subjects:
Trials (Murder) -- Rhode Island -- Newport.
Working class -- Massachusetts -- Fall River -- History.
Avery, Ephraim K., d. 1869 -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Cornell, Sarah Maria, 1802-1832.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Fall River Outrage recounts one of the most sensational and widely reported murder cases in early nineteenth-century America. When, in 1832, a pregnant mill worker was found hanged, the investigation implicated a prominent Methodist minister. Fearing adverse publicity, both the industrialists of Fall River and the New England Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church engaged in energetic campaigns to obtain a favorable verdict. It was also one of the earliest attempts by American lawyers to prove their client innocent by assassinating the moral character of the female victim. Fall River Outrage provides insight in American social, legal, and labor history as well as women's studies.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. The Outrage
2. Beginning a Life in the Mills
3. Ending a Life in the Mills
4. The Minister
5. Preliminary Engagements
6. The Prosecution
7.The Defense
8. The Verdict
9. Public Justice
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index
Notes:
4th paperback printing, 1996.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
1-283-21132-7
9786613211323
0-8122-0088-8
0-585-11631-8
OCLC:
44965345
Publisher Number:
10.9783/9780812200881 doi