Deliberate evil : Nathaniel Hawthorne, Daniel Webster, and the 1830 murder of a Salem slave trader / Edward J. Renehan, Jr.
- ISBN: 9781641603386
- ISBN: 1641603380
- Physical Description: xiii, 238 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
- Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press, 
- Copyright: ℗♭2022.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
The 1830 murder of wealthy slaver Joseph White shook all of Salem, Massachusetts. Soon the crime drew national attention when it was discovered that two of the conspirators came from Salem?s influential Crowninshield family: a clan of millionaire shipowners, cabinet secretaries, and congressmen. A prosecution team led by famed Massachusetts senator Daniel Webster made the case even more newsworthy. Meanwhile, young Salem native Nathaniel Hawthorne?who knew several of the accused?observed and wrote.
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