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

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

by David Richard Kasserman

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Fall River Outrage: Life, Murder, and Justice in Early Industrial New England 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 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: 9780812200881
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
Publication date: 08/03/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 296
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

David Richard Kasserman taught anthropology at Glassboro State College. His interest in the Cornell-Avery trial grew out of his research on the American cotton industry.

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