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Engines of Truth: Producing Veracity in the Victorian Courtroom

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During the Victorian era, new laws allowed more witnesses to testify in court cases. At the same time, an emerging cultural emphasis on truth-telling drove the development of new ways of inhibiting perjury. Strikingly original and drawing on a broad array of archival research, Wendie Schneider's examination of the Victorian courtroom charts this period of experimentation a ...more
ebook, 280 pages
Published January 28th 2016 by Yale University Press (first published January 12th 2016)
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