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Author Lowe, Jessica K., author

Title Murder in the Shenandoah : making law sovereign in revolutionary Virginia / Jessica K. Lowe, University of Virginia
Published Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2019
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 210 pages)
Series Studies in legal history
Studies in legal history.
Contents The facts of the fight -- The making of a Republican judge -- Examination : class, procedure, and local courts in Crane's Virginia -- The bloody code and the logic of legal reform -- Indictment : power shifts and power continuities in Virginia's courts -- Crane's trial and its "imperfect" verdict -- That stigma on my character : judges, judicial review, and "Republican" interpretation of the laws -- Murder or manslaughter? : Crane's special verdict at the general court -- Pardon request : mercy and Crane's "lunatic fits."
Summary Tells the story of a sensational 1791 Virginia murder case, and explores Revolutionary America's debates over justice, criminal punishment, and equality before the law
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on March 05, 2019)
Subject Crane, John, Jr. -1792 -- Trials, litigation, etc.
Equality before the law -- United States -- History.
Murder -- Virginia -- Shenandoah -- History -- 18th century.
Trials (Murder) -- Virginia.
Genre/Form History.
Trial and arbitral proceedings.
Trial and arbitral proceedings.
Form Electronic book
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