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The Lynching of Peter Wheeler

The Lynching of Peter Wheeler( )
Author: Komar, Debra
Publication Date:Mar 2014
Publisher:Goose Lane Editions
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $19.95
Book Description:

At 2:21 am on September 8, 1896, authorities in Nova Scotia killed an innocent man. Peter Wheeler -- a "coloured" man accused of murdering a white girl -- was strung up with a slipknot noose. The hanging was state-sanctioned but it was a lynching all the same. Now, a re-examination of his case using modern forensic science reveals one of the greatest miscarriages of justice in Canadian history.

On the night of January 27, 1896, 14-year-old Annie Kempton found herself home...
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Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Social Science / Discrimination
Law / Legal History
Law / General
Social Science / Criminology
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.05 x 9.05 x 0.88 Inches
Book Weight:1.188 Pounds

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