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Author Fletcher, John Edward, 1937-
Title The true story of Tom Dooley [ebook] : from western North Carolina mystery to folk legend / John Edward Fletcher, PhD
Publisher Charleston : The History Press, 2013
Descript 1 online resource (176 pages) : illustrations, maps
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Media computer c
Carrier online resource cr
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-169) and index
Contents The murder of Laura Foster -- The trials of Tom Dula -- The adultery -- The pox -- The trial documents and witnesses -- The evidence, the trial and the conclusions -- Myths, errors and lies -- The ballads
Summary At the conclusion of the Civil War, Wilkes County, North Carolina, was the site of the nation's first nationally publicized crime of passion. In the wake of a tumultuous love affair and a mysterious chain of events, Tom Dooley was tried, convicted and hanged for the murder of Laura Foster. This notorious crime became an inspiration for musicians, writers and storytellers ever since, creating a mystery of mythic proportions. Through newspaper articles, trial documents and public records, Dr. John E. Fletcher brings this dramatic case to life, providing the long-awaited factual account of the legendary murder. Join the investigation into one of the country's most enduring thrillers
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Subject Dula, Tom, 1843 or 1844-1868
Foster, Laura, -1865 or 1866
Dula, Tom, 1843 or 1844-1868.
Foster, Laura, -1865 or 1866.
Murderers -- North Carolina -- Biography
Murder -- North Carolina -- Wilkes County -- Case studies
Wilkes County (N.C.) -- History, Local
North Carolina.
North Carolina -- Wilkes County.
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Alt Author OverDrive, Inc
Add Title Tom Dooley
ISBN 9781625844996
Music # MWT11509654

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