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Mountain Meadows Massacre - Collected Legal Papers, Initial Investigations and Indictments (Hardcover, Volume 1 ed.) Loot Price: R1,609
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Mountain Meadows Massacre - Collected Legal Papers, Initial Investigations and Indictments (Hardcover, Volume 1 ed.): Richard E...

Mountain Meadows Massacre - Collected Legal Papers, Initial Investigations and Indictments (Hardcover, Volume 1 ed.)

Richard E Turley, Janiece L Johnson, Lajean Purcell Carruth

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On September 11, 1857, a group of Mormons aided by Paiute Indians brutally murdered some 120 men, women, and children traveling through a remote region of southwestern Utah. Within weeks, news of the atrocity spread across the United States. But it took until 1874 - seventeen years later - before a grand jury finally issued indictments against nine of the perpetrators. Mountain Meadows Massacre chronicles the prolonged legal battle to gain justice for the victims. The editors of this two-volume collection of documents have combed public and private manuscript collections from across the United States to reconstruct the complex legal proceedings that occurred in the massacre's aftermath. This exhaustively researched compilation covers a nearly forty-year history of investigation and prosecution - from the first reports of the massacre to the dismissal of the last indictment in 1896. Volume 1 contains the first half of the story: the records of the official investigations into the massacre and transcriptions of all nine indictments. Eight of those indictments never resulted in a trial conviction, but the one that did is documented extensively in Volume 2. Historians have long debated the circumstances surrounding the Mountain Meadows Massacre, one of the most disturbing and controversial events in American history, and painful questions linger to this day. This invaluable, exhaustively researched collection allows readers the opportunity to form their own conclusions about the forces behind this dark moment in western U.S. history.

General

Imprint: University of Oklahoma Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2017
Editors: Richard E Turley • Janiece L Johnson • Lajean Purcell Carruth
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 36mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Cloth over boards
Pages: 560
Edition: Volume 1 ed.
ISBN-13: 978-0-8061-5573-9
Categories: Books > Law > Laws of other jurisdictions & general law > Criminal law
Books > Humanities > History > World history > 1750 to 1900
Books > Humanities > History > American history > General
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Ethnic studies > Indigenous peoples
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Christianity > Protestantism & Protestant Churches > Other Protestant & Nonconformist Churches > General
Books > History > American history > General
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
Books > History > World history > 1750 to 1900
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Protestantism & Protestant Churches > Other Protestant & Nonconformist Churches > General
Books > Christianity > Protestantism & Protestant Churches > Other Protestant & Nonconformist Churches
LSN: 0-8061-5573-6
Barcode: 9780806155739

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