The Killing of John Sharpless: The Pursuit of Justice in Delaware County

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On a stormy November evening in 1885, John Sharpless answered a knock on his door. Less than an hour later, he was found dead in his barn from a blow to the back of the head; his bloodstained hat lay next to him on the ground. A $3,000 reward for the killer sparked an overzealous bounty hunt across southeastern Pennsylvania, and numerous innocent men were arrested. Samuel Johnson--a local African American man with a criminal record--was charged. Despite the Widow Sharpless's insistence that Johnson was not the man who had ...

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The Killing of John Sharpless: The Pursuit of Justice in Delaware County
2013, History Press, Charleston

ISBN-13: 9781626190238

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The Killing of John Sharpless: The Pursuit of Justice in Delaware County
2013, History Press Library Editions

ISBN-13: 9781540221568

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