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The Resource Terror to the wicked : America's first murder trial by jury, that ended a war and helped to form a nation, Tobey Pearl

Terror to the wicked : America's first murder trial by jury, that ended a war and helped to form a nation, Tobey Pearl

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Terror to the wicked : America's first murder trial by jury, that ended a war and helped to form a nation
Title
Terror to the wicked
Title remainder
America's first murder trial by jury, that ended a war and helped to form a nation
Statement of responsibility
Tobey Pearl
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A brutal killing, an all-out manhunt, and a riveting account of the first murder trial in U.S. history--set in the 1600s in colonial New England against the backdrop of the Pequot War (between the Pequot tribe and the colonists of Massachusetts Bay), an explosive trial whose outcome changed the course of history, ended a two-year war, and brought about a peace that allowed the colonies to become a full-blown nation. The year: 1638. The setting: Providence, Plymouth Colony. A young Nipmuc tribesman, returning home from trading beaver pelts, is fatally stabbed in a robbery in the woods near Plymouth Colony, by a white runaway servant and fellow rogues. The young tribesman, fighting for his life, is able, with his final breaths, to reveal the details of the attack to Providence's governor, Roger Williams. A frantic manhunt by the fledgling government of Plymouth ensues, followed by the convening of the first trial, with Plymouth's governor Thomas Prence presiding as judge. The jury: local settlers (white) whose allegiance seems more likely to be with the accused than with the murdered (a native) . . . Tobey Pearl, piecing together a fascinating narrative through original research and first-rate detective work, re-creates in detail the full and startling, pivotal moment in pre-revolutionary America, as she examines the evolution of our nascent civil liberties and the role of the jury as a safeguard against injustice"--
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Pearl, Tobey
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Trials (Murder)
  • Murder
  • Criminal procedure
  • Jury selection
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
  • Criminal procedure
  • Jury selection
  • Murder
  • Trials (Murder)
  • New England
Label
Terror to the wicked : America's first murder trial by jury, that ended a war and helped to form a nation, Tobey Pearl
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Manhunt
  • 5.
  • Escaped
  • 6.
  • Jury Selection
  • 7.
  • The Trial
  • 8.
  • Outside Influence
  • 9.
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • ThetVerdict
  • 10.
  • Death and Salvation
  • 1.
  • Earthquakes and Omens
  • 2.
  • Murder
  • 3.
  • The Children's God
  • 4.
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xiv, 264 pages
Isbn
9781101871713
Lccn
2020027983
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
Other control number
40030418623
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1160024755
Label
Terror to the wicked : America's first murder trial by jury, that ended a war and helped to form a nation, Tobey Pearl
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Manhunt
  • 5.
  • Escaped
  • 6.
  • Jury Selection
  • 7.
  • The Trial
  • 8.
  • Outside Influence
  • 9.
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • ThetVerdict
  • 10.
  • Death and Salvation
  • 1.
  • Earthquakes and Omens
  • 2.
  • Murder
  • 3.
  • The Children's God
  • 4.
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xiv, 264 pages
Isbn
9781101871713
Lccn
2020027983
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
Other control number
40030418623
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1160024755

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