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The 1855 Murder Case Of Missouri Versus Celia, An Enslaved Woman: An Exercise In Historical Imagination Alexis Brooks De Vita

The 1855 Murder Case Of Missouri Versus Celia, An Enslaved Woman: An Exercise In Historical Imagination

Alexis Brooks De Vita

Published 2010
ISBN : 9780773435285
Hardcover
324 pages
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This book reconstructs the conviction of a slave girl found guilty of beating and burning to death her owner, the man who fathered her three children. The political climate of pre-Civil War Missouri did not favor justice for an enslaved girl whoMoreThis book reconstructs the conviction of a slave girl found guilty of beating and burning to death her owner, the man who fathered her three children. The political climate of pre-Civil War Missouri did not favor justice for an enslaved girl who confessed to murdering her owner, even though those acquainted with the case believed she could not have committed the deed.