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Murder & madness : the myth of the Kentucky tragedy / Matthew G. Schoenbachler.

By: Schoenbachler, Matthew G, 1967-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Topics in Kentucky history: Publisher: Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©2009Description: 1 online resource (xii, 371 pages, [8] pages of plates) : illustrations.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780813173597; 0813173590; 9780813139425; 0813139422; 1283233622; 9781283233620; 9780813135373; 0813135370.Other title: Murder and madness.Subject(s): Murder -- Kentucky -- Case studiesAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Murder & madness.DDC classification: 364.152/3092 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
The architect of his own fortunes: Solomon Porcius Sharp -- The diminutive fury: Anna Cooke -- Romance and delusion: Jereboam Beauchamp -- Politics -- Murder -- The politics of murder -- The trial -- Prison and execution -- Memory and the invention of a tragedy -- The Kentucky tragedy.
Summary: The Tragedy was early America's best known true crime story. Jereboam O. Beauchamp assassinated Kentucky attorney general Solomon P. Sharp. The murder, trial, conviction, and execution of the killer, as well as the suicide of his wife, fascinated Americans. The author peels away two centuries of myth to provide a more accurate account of the Kentucky Tragedy.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-359) and index.

The architect of his own fortunes: Solomon Porcius Sharp -- The diminutive fury: Anna Cooke -- Romance and delusion: Jereboam Beauchamp -- Politics -- Murder -- The politics of murder -- The trial -- Prison and execution -- Memory and the invention of a tragedy -- The Kentucky tragedy.

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The Tragedy was early America's best known true crime story. Jereboam O. Beauchamp assassinated Kentucky attorney general Solomon P. Sharp. The murder, trial, conviction, and execution of the killer, as well as the suicide of his wife, fascinated Americans. The author peels away two centuries of myth to provide a more accurate account of the Kentucky Tragedy.

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<p> Matthew G. Schoenbachler , associate professor of history at the University of North Alabama, has writings in numerous publications.</p>

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