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Acknowledgments 1. Adjudicating Homicide: The Legal Framework and Social Norms Robert Asher, Lawrence B. Goodheart, and Alan Rogers 2. Cross-cultural "Murther" and Retribution in Colonial New England John J. Navin 3. Jim Crow Justice, the Richmond Planet, and the Murder of Lucy Pollard Michael A. Trotti 4. Justice Denied: Race and the 1982 Murder Trial of Mumia Abu-Jamal Dave Lindorff 5. Murder and Minors: Changing Standards in the Criminal Law of Connecticut, 1650-1853 Nancy H. Steenburg 6. Murder and Madness: The Ambiguity of Moral Insanity in Nineteenth-Century Connecticut Lawrence B. Goodheart 7. "This troublesome issue": Murder and the Insanity Defense in Massachusetts, 1844-2000 Alan Rogers 8. Murder by Inches: Shakers, Family, and the Death of Elder Caleb Dyer Elizabeth A. De Wolfe 9. "He Has Ravished my Poor, Simple, Innocent Wife!": Exploring the Meaning of Honor in the Murder Trials of George W. Cole Laura-Eve Moss 10. Bodies of Evidence: Inquest Photography in the Trial of Lizzie Borden Tiffany Johnson Bidler List of Contributors Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Murder United States History, Homicide United States History