A rape in the early republic : gender and legal culture in an 1806 Virginia trial /

On January 14, 1806, Sidney Hanson was raped by John Deskins on a rough gravel path in the woods in Tazewell County, Virginia. In the early nineteenth century, trials for rape were rare. Scanty court records typically lacked the detail needed to reconstruct the lives of those involved and evaluate t...

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Main Author: Smyth, Alexander, 1765-1830, (Author)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Lexington, Kentucky : University Press of Kentucky, [2017]
Series:New Directions in Southern History Ser.
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Online Access:Available via EBSCO eBook Collection
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