Goat Castle: A True Story of Murder, Race, and the Gothic South

Goat Castle: A True Story of Murder, Race, and the Gothic South

by Karen L. Cox


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ISBN-13: 9781469635033
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 10/09/2017
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 825,398
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Karen L. Cox is professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She is also the author of Dixie's Daughters, which won the Julia Cherry Spruill prize for the best book in southern women's history, and Dreaming of Dixie.

Pam Ward has performed in dinner theater, summer stock, and Off-Broadway, as well as in commercials, radio, and film. An experienced narrator, Pam has recorded many titles for the Library of Congress Talking Books program. She is the recipient of an AudioFile Earphones Award and the prestigious Alexander Scourby Award.

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Riveting and beautifully written, this book richly enhances our understanding of southern culture, slavery, gender, and Jim Crow. By revisiting the Goat Castle murder, Cox places the history of black and white Natchez in context, emphasizing the social and economic variables that shaped people's everyday lives while remaining especially attentive to the cultural milieu that framed their lived experiences.--Talitha LeFlouria, author of Chained in Silence

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Goat Castle: A True Story of Murder, Race, and the Gothic South 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has a great deal of wonderful information but is somewhat loosely put together, jumping back and forth in time a bit. I found the characters to be rather flat though they clearly were people of great interest in the time of the crime, especially those characters of color. The facts appear to be very well researched, just not entertainingly presented. I was also put off by the use of the term "the Jim Crow South" so frequently, as if somehow we as readers would forget that this was the time period being represented.....one or two mentions would have been more effective. This being said, there is something of interest here to be sure and I'm certain that the events caused quite a scandal at the time!