TITLE

The Mysterious Death of William Richardson: Kinship, Female Vulnerability, and the Myth of Supernaturalism in the Southern Backcountry

AUTHOR(S)
Moore, Peter N.
PUB. DATE
July 2003
SOURCE
North Carolina Historical Review;Jul2003, Vol. 80 Issue 3, p279
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Discusses kinship, female vulnerability and the myth of supernaturalism in South Carolina in relation to the mysterious death of Reverend William Richardson of the Waxhaws, a Scots-Irish settlement in the Carolina Piedmont, in 1771. Background on the Waxhaw settlement located in the Catawba River Valley along the North Carolina-South Carolina border; Speculation that his wife Agnes Richardson was the one who committed the crime; Reputation of the reverend.
ACCESSION #
10959538

 

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