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The Resource This Side of Heaven : Determining the Donnelly Murders, 1880

This Side of Heaven : Determining the Donnelly Murders, 1880

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This Side of Heaven : Determining the Donnelly Murders, 1880
Title
This Side of Heaven
Title remainder
Determining the Donnelly Murders, 1880
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
What personal vendetta motivated a group of men, labelling themselves a Vigilance Society, to enter the Donnelly farmhouse in southwestern Ontario on that night in February 1880 and brutally bludgeon the family to death? According to the author, this is the wrong question to ask. In This Side of Heaven, a phrase he takes from the verse on the Donnelly family gravestone, Norman Feltes suggests that this legendary event cannot be fully understood through conventional narrative, but only as the historical product of the diverse economic, socio-political, and ideological conditions that underlay Biddulph Township during the late nineteenth century. Factors such as the way the region was surveyed and settled, the emerging pattern of its canal and railroads in competition with those of the United States, its distinctive wheat trade, and the patriarchal gender relations in its villages and towns, all converged in a unique set of forces that 'overdetermined' both of the murders and the trials at which the vigilantes were acquitted. Using a rigorous marxist structuralist methodology, the book draws the reader into a compelling web of economic, social, and geographical structures, showing how human actions, sometimes murderous, arise from forces larger than the individual
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Cataloging source
IDEBK
Dewey number
364.1523092
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV6810
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Donnelly family
  • Murder
  • Lucan (Ont.)
  • Donnelly family
  • Murder
  • Ontario
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This Side of Heaven : Determining the Donnelly Murders, 1880
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
815768999
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (248 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282037304
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
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unknown
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unknown
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)815768999
Label
This Side of Heaven : Determining the Donnelly Murders, 1880
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
815768999
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (248 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282037304
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)815768999

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