The Oracle and the Curse
Book Description:

Caleb Smith explores the confessions, trial reports, maledictions, and martyr narratives that juxtaposed law and conscience in antebellum America's court of public opinion and shows how writers portrayed struggles for justice as clashes between human law and higher authority, giving voice to a moral protest that transformed American literature.

eISBN: 978-0-674-07584-9
Subjects: Language & Literature, Law, Political Science, History