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Goat Castle

Karen L. Cox

Goat Castle

a true story of murder, race, and the gothic South

by Karen L. Cox

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  • 7 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Judicial error,
  • Murder,
  • Segregation,
  • Civil rights,
  • African Americans,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-212) and index.

    StatementKaren L. Cox
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHV6534.N28 C69 2017
    The Physical Object
    Pagination227 pages
    Number of Pages227
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26939332M
    ISBN 101469635038
    ISBN 109781469635033
    LC Control Number2017013168
    OCLC/WorldCa975491101

    - In , glamour met grand guignol in Natchez, Mississippi with the brutal slaying of aristcratic Jennie Merrill. Her blood was the bluest in Dixie, but didn't count for much when it left a telltale trail to the bayou. Suspects included neighbors in a mansion so derelict it was called Goat Castle, and peripheral characters included Queen Victoria, President Grant and the Lees 34 pins.   The case became known as the Goat Castle Murder. Michael Llewellyn has taken the known facts of the case, breathed life into these eccentric Southerners, and created a fascinating novel, The Goat Castle : Water Street Press.

    Goat Castle: A True Story of Murder, Race, and the Gothic South. Engagement. Community Engagement; Karen L. Cox which won the Julia Cherry Spruill Prize from the Southern Association for Women Historians for the Best Book in Southern Women’s History, Dreaming of Dixie: How the South Was Created in American Popular Culture, and. In , Sim C. Callon and Carolyn Vance Smith published a small, but well researched and richly illustrated book, The Goat Castle Murder, which generated new interest in Natchez’s crime of the.

    Goat Castle: A True Story of Murder, Race, and the Gothic South by Karen L. Cox Book Review. The lowdown from Goodreads. Publication Date October 9, In , 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. Goat Castle: A True Story of Murder, Race, and the Gothic South: Karen L. Cox: Books - 5/5(1).


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Goat Castle was narrated from the author's point of view in a somewhat drawn out "newspaper like" article. The author told the story of the tragic case of the "Goat Castle" murder in Natchez, Mississippi. It is a non fiction book which was researched very carefully.

I have never read any other books from the author, Karen Cox/5. 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.

The Amazon Book Review Author interviews, book Goat Castle book, editors' picks, and more. /5(27). The Goat Castle story was as fascinating to her as to Callon.

"I had heard parts of the story for years," said Mrs. Smith, "and I had lived in Glenwood Subdivision, the site of the antebellum house, Glenwood, which was called Goat Castle." After seeing Callon's slide lecture, Mrs. Smith approached him for assistance with a series of stories /5(3).

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.

In “Goat Castle: A true story of murder race and the gothic South,” Karen L. Cox, a University of North Carolina historian and author of several books on the South, details the sensation of Goat Castle and its inhabitants while also telling the Goat Castle book story of Sister who was punished for the murder while more overwhelming evidence against Author: Bobby Harrison.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. My opinions, however, remain my own. Title: Goat Castle: A True Story of Murder, Race, and the Gothic South Author: Karen L.

Cox Summary: Inthe city of Natchez, Mississippi, reckoned with an unexpected influx of journalists and tourists as the lurid. " The Goat Castle". I was told about this place and its famous history by a lady at the historical society who gave me a copy of a small paperback book written by Carolyn Vance Smith and Sim C.

Callon titled: The Goat Castle Murder".Author: Carol Murdock. THE GOAT CASTLE MURDERS - Natchez, Ms There was blood, and the mistress of Glenburnie was nowhere to be found, that hot August night in - but there was no corpse. Bloodhounds were brought in to assist police and a large search party.

Her most recent book, Goat Castle: A True Story of Murder, Race, and the Gothic South, was released by in October She is currently working on two books. The first is a history of Confederate monuments from to the present (under contract with UNC Press), and the second, a book about the Rhythm Club Fire that took the lives more than.

Goat Castle Book Description: Inthe 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. The Hardcover of the Goat Castle: A True Story of Murder, Race, and the Gothic South by Karen L.

Cox at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $35 or more. Due to COVID, orders may be : The University of North Carolina Press. Goat Castle: A True Story of Murder, Race, and the Gothic South by Karen L.

Cox The true crime account of a gothic Southern murder which happened during the Great Depression in the Old South as told by Karen L. Cox was a book I could not stop reading. 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.

KAREN L. COX is professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Karen L. Cox does so with her book Goat Castle (University of North Carolina Press). Addressing the Aug. 4,murder of Natchez heiress Jennie Merrill at her antebellum home Glenburnie, Cox peels back the layers of sensationalism surrounding the case to reveal the hard truths of racism and Jim Crow justice of the time.

Historian, Karen L. Cox, is the author of Goat Castle: A True Story of Murder, Race, and the Gothic South. Karen discusses the murder of Jenny Merrill, the eccentric couple who were arrested and charged with murder and the innocent African American woman who went to jail for the crime. Goat Castle is a riveting exploration of a true crime that illuminates the complicated relationship between race and the law in the post-Civil War South.

Reviewed by Clarissa Goldsmith University Press Disclosure: This article is not an endorsement, but a review.5/5. So often, truth is stranger than fiction and it couldn’t be truer than it is in this story.

And while there is something comically dark about Goat Castle and its residents–the “Wild Man” and the “Goat Woman”–there is also a more poignant story of racial injustice. This book gives the reader all of that and then some. The Glass Castle A Memoir Jeannette Walls SCRIBNER New York London Toronto Sydney Acknowledgments I'd like to thank my brother, Brian, for standing by me when we were growing up and while I wrote this.

I'm also grateful to my mother for believing in art and truth and for supporting the idea of the book; to. Goat Castle: A True Story of Murder, Race, and the Gothic South - Ebook written by Karen L.

Cox. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Goat Castle: A True Story of Murder, Race, and the Gothic South.4/5(4).

Goat Castle | Inthe 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--known in the press as the Wild Man and the Goat Woman--enlisted an African American man named George Pearls to rob Brand: University of North Carolina Press.

Writing Goat Castle was the most rewarding endeavor of my career. I met wonderful people in Natchez, got to know descendants of one of the principals in the book, and was able to write a book that most people have found accessible.

Everyone from my Aunt Wilma to my hairdresser seems to like it, and not just because they know me. Learn more about Dr. Karen L. Cox and Goat Castle: A True Story of Murder, Race, and the Gothic South at Cox’s next book will be about the Rhythm Club Fire, the disaster which claimed the lives of over two hundred people in : Lucie Monk Carter.Goat Castle is a riveting exploration of a true crime that illuminates the complicated relationship between race and the law in the post-Civil War South.

CLARISSA GOLDSMITH (University Press ) Disclosure: This article is not an endorsement, but a review. The author of this book provided free copies of the book to have their book reviewed by.