A murder in virginia southern justice on trial suzanne lebsock on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers makes history with all its messiness ugliness and even humanity come vividly alive chicago tribune its 1895 in virginia. A murder in virginia southern justice on trial is a book by suzanne lebsock detailing the cases surrounding the murder of lucy pollard in 1895 in lunenburg county virginia it won the 2004 parkman prizepublished in 2003 it is the story of three african american women and a man solomon marable who in 1895 were accused of ax murdering a white woman. In a murder in virginia southern justice on trial suzanne lebsock put her research skills to the test in order to bring to light the still unsolved case of the 1895 murder of lucy jane pollard a white woman from lunenberg virginiaalthough a compelling story the tale begged the reader to ask what makes this worthy of investigation by historians over a century later. Librarything review user review schmerguls librarything 5437 a murder in virginia southern justice on trial by suzanne lebsock read 26 jan 2017 parkman prize for 2004 this is the 25th winner of said prize i have read. In recounting a 1895 murder investigation and trial in lunenberg county va lebsock the free women of petersburg meticulously brings to life a lost episode of a small segregated southern town
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