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The Residents of Glenwood

Karen L. Cox

in Goat Castle: A True Story of Murder, Race, and the Gothic South

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469635033
eISBN:
9781469635057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635033.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The chapter introduces Jennie Merrill’s neighbors and their personal histories. Richard Henry Clay Dana, known as Dick, was descended from the Danas of New England who were both journalists and ... More


Hollow Victory

Karen L. Cox

in Goat Castle: A True Story of Murder, Race, and the Gothic South

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469635033
eISBN:
9781469635057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635033.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In the year following the trial to convict Emily Burns, Octavia Dockery seethed with resentment for the sheriff of Adams County. One year to the day of her arrest and that of Dick Dana, she filed ... More


The Investigation

Karen L. Cox

in Goat Castle: A True Story of Murder, Race, and the Gothic South

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469635033
eISBN:
9781469635057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635033.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Sheriff Clarence “Book” Roberts is fully introduced. He is in charge of the investigation and his work begins by calling for bloodhounds, scouring Glenburnie, and then going to speak with Dick Dana ... More


Sideshows

Karen L. Cox

in Goat Castle: A True Story of Murder, Race, and the Gothic South

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469635033
eISBN:
9781469635057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635033.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explains how Dick Dana and Octavia Dockery profited from their notoriety. They not only opened their estate and home to tourists, they went on tour performing as the “Wild Man” and “Goat ... More


Epilogue

Karen L. Cox

in Goat Castle: A True Story of Murder, Race, and the Gothic South

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469635033
eISBN:
9781469635057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635033.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The epilogue describes what happened to Natchez and to the remaining principals of the case in the years following the trial and conviction of Emily Burns. It explains how Duncan Minor, who inherited ... More


Murder at Glenburnie

Karen L. Cox

in Goat Castle: A True Story of Murder, Race, and the Gothic South

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469635033
eISBN:
9781469635057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635033.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter brings all of the principals together and introduces law enforcement. It explains how George Pearls met Dick Dana and Octavia Dockery and the plan to rob Jennie Merrill. It details how ... More


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