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The William Freeman Murder Trial: Insanity, Politics and Race

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ISBN13: 9780815607915
ISBN: 0815607911
Published: October 2003
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
Country of Publication: USA
Format: Hardback
Price: £24.50



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In 1846, William Freeman, a young man of African and Native-American descent, stabbed to death four members of the white Van Nest family with no apparent motive, leading to the first insanity plea in New York State's history. This account reconstructs the crime, its context and implications.