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“For The Murder Of His Own Female Slave, A Woman Named Mira...” : Law, Slavery And Incoherence In Antebellum North Carolina, Anthony V. Baker
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“for the murder of his own female slave, a woman named Mira...” : Law, Slavery and Incoherence in Antebellum North Carolina
“The death of culture begins when its normative institutions fail to communicate ideals in ways that remain inwardly compelling...”
In the spring of 1839 a ‘slave owner,’ Mr. John Hoover was arrested for the brutal murder of his own ‘property,’ a young woman named Mira. Convicted of the capital charge by a jury of his peers 12 fellow ‘slave owners,’ as the relevant law then required his appeal to the North Carolina Supreme Court was rejected in ...