This Side of Heaven: Determining the Donnelly Murders, 1880 ( The Black Donnellys / Lucan, Ontario )

By: Feltes, Norman N

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-----------hardcover, a solid clean Good exlibrary copy, usual library stamps and marks, some underlining and a bit of marginalia, in a Near Fine dustjacket in a library protector which has been attached to the verso of the boards, library sticker on the spine of the jacket, 208 pages, ---"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"---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo

Title: This Side of Heaven: Determining the Donnelly Murders, 1880 ( The Black Donnellys / Lucan, Ontario )

Author Name: Feltes, Norman N

Illustrator: Photo Cover

Categories: Black Donnellys / Lucan, Ontario,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Press / UTP, 1999, 1st Edition, First Printing: 1999

ISBN Number: 0802044867

ISBN Number 13: 9780802044860

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Good (see description)

Jacket Condition: Near Fine (see description)

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 157714

Keywords: This Side of Heaven: Determining the Donnelly Murders, 1880 ( The Black Donnellys / Lucan, Ontario )