The Resource Death of an overseer : reopening a murder investigation from the Plantation South, Michael Wayne, (electronic resource/)

Death of an overseer : reopening a murder investigation from the Plantation South, Michael Wayne, (electronic resource/)

Label
Death of an overseer : reopening a murder investigation from the Plantation South
Title
Death of an overseer
Title remainder
reopening a murder investigation from the Plantation South
Statement of responsibility
Michael Wayne
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In May of 1857, the body of Duncan Skinner was found in a strip of woods along the edge of the plantation near Natchez, Mississippi, where he worked as an overseer. Although a coroners jury initially ruled his death to be accidental, an investigation organized by planters from the community concluded that he had been murdered by three slaves acting under instructions from John McCallin, an Irish carpenter. Now, almost a century and a half later, Michael Wayne has reopened the case to ask whether the men involved in the investigation arrived at the right verdict. Part essay on the art of historical detection, part seminar on the history of slavery and the Old South, Death of an Overseer is, above all, a murder mystery-a murder mystery that allows readers to sift through the surviving evidence themselves and come to their own conclusions about who killed Duncan Skinner and why
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
364.15/23/0976226
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6534.A33
LC item number
W38 2001eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Death of an overseer : reopening a murder investigation from the Plantation South, Michael Wayne, (electronic resource/)
Link
http://massasoit.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&authtype=cookie%2Cip%2Ccpid&custid=massas&scope=site&db=nlebk&AN=65818
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • On History as Common Sense; 1 Investigation and Verdict; 2 The Evidence; 3 The Evidence Reconsidered; 4 Slavery; 5 The Question of a Frame-Up; 6 Black Images, White Minds; 7 Democracy and Justice; 8 In Search of John McCallin; An Epitaph for Duncan Skinner; APPENDIX I: First Draft and Fragment of a Second Draft of the Letter from Alexander Farrar to Henry Drake; APPENDIX II: Court Records from the Trial of Henderson, Reuben, and Anderson; APPENDIX III: Additional Materials in the Newspapers Relating to the Trial and Execution of Henderson, Reuben, and Anderson
  • APPENDIX IV: Additional Archival MaterialEssay on Sources and Suggestions for Further Reading; Acknowledgments; Note to Readers; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y
Control code
ocm58995083
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Death of an overseer : reopening a murder investigation from the Plantation South, Michael Wayne, (electronic resource/)
Link
http://massasoit.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&authtype=cookie%2Cip%2Ccpid&custid=massas&scope=site&db=nlebk&AN=65818
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • On History as Common Sense; 1 Investigation and Verdict; 2 The Evidence; 3 The Evidence Reconsidered; 4 Slavery; 5 The Question of a Frame-Up; 6 Black Images, White Minds; 7 Democracy and Justice; 8 In Search of John McCallin; An Epitaph for Duncan Skinner; APPENDIX I: First Draft and Fragment of a Second Draft of the Letter from Alexander Farrar to Henry Drake; APPENDIX II: Court Records from the Trial of Henderson, Reuben, and Anderson; APPENDIX III: Additional Materials in the Newspapers Relating to the Trial and Execution of Henderson, Reuben, and Anderson
  • APPENDIX IV: Additional Archival MaterialEssay on Sources and Suggestions for Further Reading; Acknowledgments; Note to Readers; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y
Control code
ocm58995083
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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