Murder In Virginia: Southern Justice On Trial by Suzanne LebsockMurder In Virginia: Southern Justice On Trial by Suzanne Lebsock

Murder In Virginia: Southern Justice On Trial

bySuzanne Lebsock

Paperback | September 7, 2004

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It's 1895 in Virginia, and a white woman lies in her farmyard, murdered with an ax. Suspicion soon falls on a young black sawmill hand, who tries to flee the county. Captured, he implicates three women, accusing them of plotting the murder and wielding the ax. In vivid courtroom scenes, Bancroft Prize-winning historian Suzanne Lebsock recounts their dramatic trials and brings us close to women we would never otherwise know: a devout (and pregnant) mother of nine; another hard-working mother (also of nine); and her plucky, quick-tempered daughter. All claim to be innocent. With the danger of lynching high, can they get justice?

Lebsock takes us deep into this contentious, often surprising world, where blacks struggle to hold on to their post-Civil War gains against a rising tide of white privilege. A sensation in its own time, this case offers the modern reader a riveting encounter with a South in the throes of change.
Suzanne Lebsock is a recipient of a MacArthur fellowship and professor of history at Rutgers University in New Jersey. Her work winning The Free Women of Petersburg received the Bancroft Prize. She lives in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
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Title:Murder In Virginia: Southern Justice On TrialFormat:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:September 7, 2004Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0393326063

ISBN - 13:9780393326062

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“How refreshing! Honest-to-goodness, 100 percent-genuine facts in an age of docudramas and fictional histories....Impressive job of historical re-creation....[Lebsock] has done a service in resuscitating this forgotten tale.” — New York Times