Fall River Outrage: Life, Murder, and Justice in Early Industrial New England / Edition 28

Fall River Outrage: Life, Murder, and Justice in Early Industrial New England / Edition 28

by David Richard Kasserman
     
 

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

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812212228
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
Publication date:
05/28/1986
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 9.08(h) x 0.73(d)

Table of 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

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