Cover

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Contents

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p. v

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Acknowledgments

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p. vii

As an academic discipline, history possesses an inherent tension, one that every historian confronts. On the one hand, history is the study of the recorded past, of data, of facts. At times the record is dry and dull, at others, as with the case examined in this work, the record holds the power to ...

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Introduction

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pp. ix-xi

... to represent the women's movement; Frederick Douglass and William Lloyd Garrison the abolitionists; Dorothea Dix reform in the treatment of the criminal and the insane; Edmund Ruffin and William Loundes Yancey a fierce southern nationalism based upon the defense and perpetuation ...

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Chapter One: BEGINNINGS

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pp. 1-13

... the public record indicated that Robert Newsom was anything other than what he seemed—a man who had labored hard and endured much for the measure of prosperity he had achieved; a good father who continued to contribute to the welfare of his children, all now themselves adults; a man ...

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Chapter Two: THE CRIME

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pp. 14-32

... the time that Robert Newsom was beginning his struggle to create a new life for his family in the Missouri wilderness, the nation was determining whether, and under what conditions, Missouri could be admitted to the Union. Since the conclusion of the War of 1812, several economic and social ...

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Chapter Three: INQUISITION

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pp. 33-52

... amiss, prompted the daughters to begin to search for him. Virginia looked first along "all the paths and walks and every place for him" without success. Next she searched along the creek, fearing that Newsom had fallen into the creek and drowned. The women hunted for Robert Newsom in the ...

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Chapter Four: BACKDROP

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pp. 53-67

... her fate were being drawn into yet another emotionally charged debate over slavery and its future in the neighboring Kansas Territory. As in 1820 and 1850, the debate raged across the nation, its volume and intensity reaching levels that frightened many who had previously paid scant ...

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Chapter Five: THE TRIAL

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pp. 68-87

... Yale. After college, in 1840 Hall accompanied his father's family on yet another move, this time to Randolph County, Missouri. There he studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1841. He opened a practice in Huntsville, which he later moved to Fayette. The young and ambitious attorney ...

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Chapter Six: THE VERDICT

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pp. 88-103

... jury. It also provided that either side could object to the proposed jury instructions of the other. The judge was at liberty to accept requested instructions either in whole or in part, or he could himself instruct the jury without regard to the requests of either the prosecution or the defense. Thus, ...

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Chapter Seven: FINAL DISPOSITION

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pp. 104-115

... the appeal. In whatever language the appeal was couched, Judge Hall's failure to issue a stay of execution order rendered it of no avail unless the supreme court acted quickly. As the defense waited for an answer from the supreme court, Celia's execution date drew nearer. By early November it ...

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Chapter Eight: CONCLUSIONS

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pp. 116-122

... theme, so discernible in slave narratives, is accompanied by yet another—"these captive women's efforts to resist the misappropriation and to maintain the integrity of their own sexuality."1 Although the brief and tragic life of Celia, a slave, cannot provide a comprehensive theory with which ...

Notes

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pp. 123-136

Bibliography

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pp. 137-144

Index

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pp. 145-148