The 1855 Murder Case of Missouri Versus Celia, An Enslaved Woman
An Exercise in Historical ImaginationeBook - 2010
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 who confessed to murdering her owner, even though those acquainted with the case believed she could not have committed the deed.
Publisher: Lewiston, N.Y. : Edwin Mellen Press, Ă2010
Characteristics: 1 online resource (v, 324 pages)