Rape on the Washington Southern: The Tragic Case of Hines v. Garrett
58 Pages Posted: 8 Dec 2009 Last revised: 19 Aug 2010
Date Written: December 4, 2009
The judicial treatment of the tragic multiple rape of Julia Garrett, in wartime Virginia, offers interesting insights into a fascinating period in the jurisprudence of the Near-South. The economic emancipation of women and of blacks, the rapid urbanization of a heretofore rural area and the behavior of a government regulator were all backdrops for a battle royale over the meaning of "proximate cause."
Keywords: Alexandria, assumption of risk, Cameron Crossing, Confederacy, District of Columbia, duty of care, evidence, Fairfax, Franconia Station, Interstate Commerce Act, legal history, negligence, Potomac Yard, Richmond, Seminary Station, Sherman Act, Virginia Supreme Court, Walker D. Hines, Woodrow Wilson
JEL Classification: K13
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