By His Own Hand?: The Mysterious Death of Meriwether Lewis

By His Own Hand?: The Mysterious Death of Meriwether Lewis

by John Guice, John D. Guice, James J. Holmberg, Jay H. Buckley
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0806138513

ISBN-13: 9780806138510

Pub. Date: 01/15/2007

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press


For two centuries the question has persisted: Was Meriwether Lewis’s death a suicide, an accident, or a homicide? By His Own Hand? is the first book to carefully analyze the evidence and consider the murder-versus-suicide debate within its full historical context. The historian contributors to this volume follow the format of a postmortem court

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For two centuries the question has persisted: Was Meriwether Lewis’s death a suicide, an accident, or a homicide? By His Own Hand? is the first book to carefully analyze the evidence and consider the murder-versus-suicide debate within its full historical context. The historian contributors to this volume follow the format of a postmortem court trial, dissecting the case from different perspectives. A documents section permits readers to examine the key written evidence for themselves and reach their own conclusions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806138510
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date:
01/15/2007
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
1,131,745
Product dimensions:
6.26(w) x 8.48(h) x 0.43(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS,
FOREWORD, by Elliott West,
PREFACE, by John D. W. Guice,
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS,
INTRODUCTION Meriwether Lewis's Mysterious Death on the Natchez Trace CLAY S. JENKINSON,
CHAPTER ONE "I Fear the Waight of His Mind has Over Come Him": The Case for Suicide JAMES J. HOLMBERG,
CHAPTER TWO "It Seems to Be More Probable ...": Why Not Homicide? JOHN D. W. GUICE,
CHAPTER THREE A Postmortem Trial concerning Meriwether Lewis's Controversial Death JAY H. BUCKLEY,
DOCUMENTS,
APPENDIX Varying Views of Meriwether Lewis's Death,
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY, compiled by Jay H. Buckley,

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