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People/Characters: Tom Dooley

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The Death Dealer by Heather Graham
Death in North Carolina's Piedmont: Tales of Murder, Suicide and Causes Unknown by Frances H. Casstevens
I Hear America Singing! ; Great Songs From The Revolution to Rock by Hazel Arnett
Hear My Sad Story: The True Tales That Inspired "Stagolee," "John Henry," and Other Traditional American Folk Songs by Richard Polenberg
Lift Up Your Head, Tom Dooley: The True Story of the Appalachian Murder That Inspired One of America's Most Popular Ballads by John Foster West
Native American balladry, a descriptive study and a bibliographical syllabus by G. Malcolm Laws
Tom Dooley the Story Behind the Ballad by Karen Wheeling Reynolds
Tom Dooley: The Eternal Triangle. by Rufus L Gardner
The True Story of Tom Dooley: From Western North Carolina Mystery to Folk Legend (True Crime) by John E. Fletcher
Unprepared To Die: America's Greatest Murder Ballads And The True Crime Stories That Inspired Them by Paul Slade

Character description

Tom Dooley: The name used in the song "Tom Dooley" for the historical figure Thomas C. Dula. Dula, a Confederate veteran, may well have come home suffering from post-traumatic stress. He was involved in some sort of love triangle two women, Laura Foster and Anne Melton. It is believed that all three ended up with a venereal disease. Foster was murdered, and Dula convicted of the crime and executed; Melton went free although many felt she was an accessory.

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