Engines Of Truth: Producing Veracity In The Victorian Courtroom

January 12, 2016|
Engines Of Truth: Producing Veracity In The Victorian Courtroom by Wendie Ellen Schneider
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During the Victorian era, new laws allowed more witnesses to testify in court cases. At the same time, an emerging cultural emphasis on truth-telling drove the development of new ways of inhibiting perjury. Strikingly original and drawing on a broad array of archival research, Wendie Schneider’s examination of the Victorian courtroom charts this period of experimentation and how its innovations shaped contemporary trial procedure. Blending legal, social, and colonial history, she shines new light on cross-examination, the most enduring product of this time and the “greatest legal engine ever invented for the discovery of truth.”
Wendie Schneider teaches history at Iowa State University and is a member of the bar in Massachusetts. She lives in Nevada, IA.
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Title:Engines Of Truth: Producing Veracity In The Victorian Courtroom
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:280 pages, 9.25 X 6.12 X 0.94 in
Shipping dimensions:280 pages, 9.25 X 6.12 X 0.94 in
Published:January 12, 2016
Publisher:Yale University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780300125665

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