The Confessions of Edward Isham

The Confessions of Edward Isham

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In 1859, the Georgian Edward Isham, convicted in North Carolina of murdering a Piedmont farmer, dictated his life to his defence-attorney. This autobiography provides a perspective on the poor whites, and is accompanied by a selection of essays.Of the prisoners found guilty of manslaughter, seven were pardoned and six were not. Democratic governors David Reid and Thomas Bragg a€” the chief executives whose terms covered most of the 1850s a€” each granted three pardons andanbsp;...

Title:The Confessions of Edward Isham
Author:Edward Isham
Publisher:University of Georgia Press - 1998


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