The Resource The lynching of Peter Wheeler, Debra Komar

The lynching of Peter Wheeler, Debra Komar

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The lynching of Peter Wheeler
Title
The lynching of Peter Wheeler
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Debra Komar
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Language
eng
Summary
On the night of January 27, 1896, 14-year-old Annie Kempton was brutally murdered. Throat slashed, face beaten, she bled to death on the floor of her family home in Bear River, Nova Scotia. An entire community and a salacious media rose and pointed their finger at one man: Peter Wheeler. According to the newspapers of the day, not only had Peter Wheeler killed Annie Kempton, he had also committed the unforgivable sin of being dark-skinned and foreign-born, a hired hand who had never learned his place. Thanks to a Halifax detective, the self-proclaimed Sherlock Holmes of the Maritimes, the jury deliberated less than two hours before declaring Peter Wheeler guilty of murder. Peter Wheeler was hanged at 2:21 am on September 8, 1896. The case was among the first in Canada to introduce forensic evidence in a courtroom. Re-examining the evidence using modern techniques, Komar reveals how Peter Wheeler was the victim of a state-sanctioned lynching, executed for a crime he didn't commit. Debra Komar has worked as a forensic anthropologist in the US, UK, and Canada
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
CaOONL
Dewey number
364.134
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  • illustrations
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Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
The lynching of Peter Wheeler, Debra Komar
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-338), Internet addresses and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1606018
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23 cm
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Extent
346 pages
Isbn
9780864924179
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(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) LSC2557800
  • (OCoLC)864394800
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