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The Resource Goat Castle : [a true story of murder, race, and the gothic South], Karen L. Cox

Goat Castle : [a true story of murder, race, and the gothic South], Karen L. Cox

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Goat Castle : [a true story of murder, race, and the gothic South]
Title
Goat Castle
Title remainder
[a true story of murder, race, and the gothic South]
Statement of responsibility
Karen L. Cox
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Contributor
Author
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1932, the city of Natchez, Mississippi, reckoned with an unexpected influx of journalists and tourists as the lurid story of a local murder was splashed across headlines nationwide. Two eccentrics, Richard Dana and Octavia Dockery, enlisted an African American man named George Pearls to rob their reclusive neighbor, Jennie Merrill, at her estate. During the attempted robbery, Merrill was shot and killed. The crime drew national coverage when it came to light that Dana and Dockery, the alleged murderers, shared their huge, decaying antebellum mansion with their goats and other livestock, which prompted journalists to call the estate "Goat Castle." Pearls was killed by an Arkansas policeman in an unrelated incident before he could face trial. However, as was all too typical in the Jim Crow South, the white community demanded "justice," and an innocent black woman named Emily Burns was ultimately sent to prison for the murder of Merrill. Dana and Dockery not only avoided punishment but also lived to profit from the notoriety of the murder. Strange, fascinating, and sobering, Goat Castle tells the story of this local feud, killing, investigation, and trial, showing how a true crime tale of fallen southern grandeur and murder obscured an all too familiar story of racial injustice
Cataloging source
AU@
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1962-
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Cox, Karen L.
Dewey number
364.152/30976226
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not applicable
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not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
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PerformerNote
Read by Pam Ward
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Ward, Pam
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  • Merrill, Jennie
  • Dana, Dick
  • Dockery, Octavia
  • Dana, Dick
  • Dockery, Octavia
  • Merrill, Jennie
  • Murder
  • Judicial error
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Mississippi
Target audience
adult
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not applicable
Label
Goat Castle : [a true story of murder, race, and the gothic South], Karen L. Cox
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Publication
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  • Title from label
  • Compact discs
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digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1008999588
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
6 audio discs (7 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781541410930
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other control number
9781541410930
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
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not applicable
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not applicable
Label
Goat Castle : [a true story of murder, race, and the gothic South], Karen L. Cox
Publication
Note
  • Title from label
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1008999588
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
6 audio discs (7 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781541410930
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other control number
9781541410930
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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