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The Hanging of Ephraim Wheeler

A Story of Rape, Incest, and Justice in Early America

The Hanging of Ephraim Wheeler( )
Author: Brown, Irene Quenzler
Brown, Richard D.
Publication Date:Apr 2005
Publisher:Harvard University Press
Imprint:Belknap Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $24.50
Book Description:

In 1806 thousands descended on Lenox, Massachusetts, for the hanging of Ephraim Wheeler, condemned for the rape of his 13-year-old daughter, Betsy. Using the trial report to reconstruct the crime and drawing on Wheeler's jailhouse autobiography to unravel his troubled family history, the authors illuminate a rarely seen slice of early America.

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