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The Resource Sex, murder & the unwritten law : gender and judicial mayhem, Texas style, Bill Neal ; foreword by Gordon Morris Bakken

Sex, murder & the unwritten law : gender and judicial mayhem, Texas style, Bill Neal ; foreword by Gordon Morris Bakken

Label
Sex, murder & the unwritten law : gender and judicial mayhem, Texas style
Title
Sex, murder & the unwritten law
Title remainder
gender and judicial mayhem, Texas style
Statement of responsibility
Bill Neal ; foreword by Gordon Morris Bakken
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Six Texas trials from 1896 to 1968 illuminate how "unwritten law" permitted violence toward offenders of Southern notions of female virtue, male honor, or sanctity of marriage. Explores the maneuvers of defense lawyers who managed to extricate guilty clients when there appeared no legal basis for a defense"--Provided by publisher
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
345.764/02523
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
KF221.M8
LC item number
N433 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
American liberty & justice
Label
Sex, murder & the unwritten law : gender and judicial mayhem, Texas style, Bill Neal ; foreword by Gordon Morris Bakken
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [261]-270) and index
Contents
Sex and the law, both written and unwritten -- John Hallum tried for shooting a preacher : defends himself in an irate community -- The seduction of Verna Ware : the 1909 Gatesville courthouse massacre -- Miss Winnie's revenge : the family murder -- A Valentine's Day tragedy : the boy from the wrong side of the tracks -- The cursed fortune : part one : Floyd Holmes and Warren Wagner -- The cursed fortune : part two : Priscilla and Cullen Davis
Control code
318672893
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvi, 280 p.
Isbn
9780896726628
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009015357
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)318672893
Label
Sex, murder & the unwritten law : gender and judicial mayhem, Texas style, Bill Neal ; foreword by Gordon Morris Bakken
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [261]-270) and index
Contents
Sex and the law, both written and unwritten -- John Hallum tried for shooting a preacher : defends himself in an irate community -- The seduction of Verna Ware : the 1909 Gatesville courthouse massacre -- Miss Winnie's revenge : the family murder -- A Valentine's Day tragedy : the boy from the wrong side of the tracks -- The cursed fortune : part one : Floyd Holmes and Warren Wagner -- The cursed fortune : part two : Priscilla and Cullen Davis
Control code
318672893
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xvi, 280 p.
Isbn
9780896726628
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009015357
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)318672893

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