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Scandal at Bizarre Rumor and Reputation in Jefferson's America

ISBN-10: 0813926165
ISBN-13: 9780813926162
Edition: 2006
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Description: In the early 1790s Richard Randolph was accused of fathering a child by his sister-in-law, Nancy, and murdering the baby shortly after its birth. Rumors about the incident, which occurred during a visit to the plantation of close family friends,  More...

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Book details

List price: $38.50
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
Publication date: 9/20/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

In the early 1790s Richard Randolph was accused of fathering a child by his sister-in-law, Nancy, and murdering the baby shortly after its birth. Rumors about the incident, which occurred during a visit to the plantation of close family friends, spread like wildfire. Randolph found himself on trial for the crime largely because of the public outrage fueled by these rumors. A tale of family passion, betrayal, and deception, Scandal at Bizarre is a fascinating historical portrait of the social and political realities of a world long vanished. Book jacket.

Cynthia A. Kierner is professor of history at George Mason University.

Maps and Figures
Preface
Randolph Family Tree
Prologue: Scandal at Bizarre
One of the First Families of the Country
Honor and the Court
Spreading the Word
Decayed Gentry
"Happiness Such as mine"
New York and Virginia
Epilogue
Abbreviations
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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