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Cohen, Patricia Cline

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Works: 17 works in 57 publications in 1 language and 2,873 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Textbooks  Miscellanea  Humor  Sources 
Classifications: HA31.3, 519.536
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Most widely held works by Patricia Cline Cohen
The murder of Helen Jewett : the life and death of a prostitute in nineteenth-century New York by Patricia Cline Cohen ( Book )
13 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 1,174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1836, the murder of a young prostitute made headlines in New York City and around the country, inaugurating a sex-and-death sensationalism in news reporting that haunts us today. Patricia Cline Cohen goes behind these first lurid accounts to reconstruct the story of the mysterious victim, Helen Jewett. From her beginnings as a servant girl in Maine, Helen Jewett refashioned herself, using four successive aliases, into a highly paid courtesan. She invented life stories for herself that helped her build a sympathetic clientele among New York City's elite, and she further captivated her customers through her seductive letters, which mixed elements of traditional feminine demureness with sexual boldness. But she was to meet her match--and her nemesis--in a youth called Richard Robinson. He was one of an unprecedented number of young men who flooded into America's burgeoning cities in the 1830s to satisfy the new business society's seemingly infinite need for clerks. The son of an established Connecticut family, he was intense, arrogant, and given to posturing. He became Helen Jewett's lover in a tempestuous affair and ten months later was arrested for her murder. He stood trial in a five-day courtroom drama that ended with his acquittal amid the cheers of hundreds of fellow clerks and other spectators. With no conviction for murder, nor closure of any sort, the case continued to tantalize the public, even though Richard Robinson disappeared from view. Through the Erie Canal, down the Ohio and the Mississippi, and by way of New Orleans, he reached the wilds of Texas and a new life under a new name. Through her meticulous and ingenious research, Patricia Cline Cohen traces his life there and the many twists and turns of the lingering mystery of the murder. Her stunning portrayals of Helen Jewett, Robinson, and their raffish, colorful nineteenth-century world make vivid a frenetic city life and sexual morality whose complexities, contradictions, and concerns resonate with those of our own time
The flash press sporting male weeklies in 1840s New York by Patricia Cline Cohen ( )
12 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Obscene, libidinous, loathsome, lascivious. Those were just some of the ways critics described the nineteenth-century weeklies that covered and publicized New York City's extensive sexual underworld. Publications like the Flash and the Whip--distinguished by a captivating brew of lowbrow humor and titillating gossip about prostitutes, theater denizens, and sporting events--were not the sort generally bound in leather for future reference, and despite their popularity with an enthusiastic readership, they quickly receded into almost complete obscurity. Recently, though, two sizable collections of these papers have resurfaced, and in The Flash Press three renowned scholars provide a landmark study of their significance as well as a wide selection of their ribald articles and illustrations. Including short tales of urban life, editorials on prostitution, and moralizing rants against homosexuality, these selections epitomize a distinct form of urban journalism. Here, in addition to providing a thorough overview of this colorful reportage, its editors, and its audience, the authors examine nineteenth-century ideas of sexuality and freedom that mixed Tom Paine's republicanism with elements of the Marquis de Sade's sexual ideology. They also trace the evolution of censorship and obscenity law, showing how a string of legal battles ultimately led to the demise of the flash papers: editors were hauled into court, sentenced to jail for criminal obscenity and libel, and eventually pushed out of business. But not before they forever changed the debate over public sexuality and freedom of expression in America's most important city"--Publisher's description
A calculating people : the spread of numeracy in early America by Patricia Cline Cohen ( Book )
7 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sozialgeschichte / Amerika (18.-19. Jh.)
The murder of Helen Jewett by Patricia Cline Cohen ( Recording )
4 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1836, the murder of a young New York City prostitute, Helen Jewett, and the ensuing trial of her lover made headlines around the nation
The American promise : a history of the United States by James L Roark ( Book )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Serendipity & synergy : collection development, access, and research opportunities at the American Antiquarian Society in the McCorison era ( Book )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Applied multiple regression/correlation analysis for the behavioral sciences by Jacob Cohen ( Book )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This classic text on multiple regression is noted for its nonmathematical, applied, and data-analytic approach. Readers profit from its verbal-conceptual exposition and frequent use of examples. The applied emphasis provides clear illustrations of the principles and provides worked examples of the types of applications that are possible. Researchers learn how to specify regression models that directly address their research questions. An overview of the fundamental ideas of multiple regression and a review of bivariate correlation and regression and other elementary statistical concep
The American promise : a concise history by James L Roark ( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A calculating people : the origins of a quantitative mentality in America by Patricia Cline Cohen ( Book )
4 editions published between 1977 and 1981 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Murder of Helen Jewett by Patricia Cline Cohen ( Book )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1836, the murder of a young prostitute made headlines in New York City and around the country, inaugurating a sex-and-death sensationalism in news reporting that haunts us today. Patricia Cline Cohen goes behind these first lurid accounts to reconstruct the story of the mysterious victim, Helen Jewett. From her beginnings as a servant girl in Maine, Helen Jewett refashioned herself, using four successive aliases, into a highly paid courtesan. She invented life stories for herself that helped her build a sympathetic clientele among New York City's elite, and she further captivated her customers through her seductive letters, which mixed elements of traditional feminine demureness with sexual boldness. But she was to meet her match--and her nemesis--in a youth called Richard Robinson. He was one of an unprecedented number of young men who flooded into America's burgeoning cities in the 1830s to satisfy the new business society's seemingly infinite need for clerks. The son of an established Connecticut family, he was intense, arrogant, and given to posturing. He became Helen Jewett's lover in a tempestuous affair and ten months later was arrested for her murder. He stood trial in a five-day courtroom drama that ended with his acquittal amid the cheers of hundreds of fellow clerks and other spectators. With no conviction for murder, nor closure of any sort, the case continued to tantalize the public, even though Richard Robinson disappeared from view. Through the Erie Canal, down the Ohio and the Mississippi, and by way of New Orleans, he reached the wilds of Texas and a new life under a new name. Through her meticulous and ingenious research, Patricia Cline Cohen traces his life there and the many twists and turns of the lingering mystery of the murder. Her stunning portrayals of Helen Jewett, Robinson, and their raffish, colorful nineteenth-century world make vivid a frenetic city life and sexual morality whose complexities, contradictions, and concerns resonate with those of our own time. From the Hardcover edition
Statistics and the state: : changing social thought and the emergence of a quantitative mentality in America, 1790 to 1820 by Patricia Cline Cohen ( Book )
1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Is mathematics inevitable? : a miscellany by Underwood Dudley ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
This is a collection of gems from the literature of mathematics that shine as brightly today as when they first appeared in print - they deserve to be seen and admired. The selections include two opposing views on the purpose of mathematics, the strong law of small numbers, the treatment of calculus in the 1771 Encyclopaedia Britannica, several proofs that the number of legs on a horse is infinite, a deserved refutation of the ridiculous Euler-Diderot anecdote, the real story of and the Indiana legislature, the reason why Theodorus stopped proving that square roots were irrational when he got to the square root of 17, an excerpt from Mathematics Made Difficult, a glimpse into the mind of a calculating prodigy, and much more. There will be something here for anyone interested in mathematics
Life values and adolescent mental health by Patricia Cline Cohen ( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Arising from the Cohens' work on the epidemiology of childhood psychopathology, this book explores the two aspects of motivational structure--ideas and values--that underlie the development of maladaptive functioning and symptoms. The first aspect is a measure of what children admire in their peers; this measure is seen as an operationalization of personal ideals. The second is a measure of life goals, seen as a representation of the contemporary structure of long-term personal values. Despite the considerable amount of attention given in the popular press and among social critics and
Understanding the American promise : a history ( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Patricia Cline Cohen, author, "The murder of Helen Jewett" ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Cohen discussed her book, The murder of Helen Jewett: the life and death of a prostitute in nineteenth-century New York. The book focuses on a prostitute murdered by a client, and the trial of her lover; it also looks at 19th century customs and culture. Followed by audience questions. At the American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, Mass., Sept. 22, 1998
Ministerial misdeeds: : the Onderdonk trial and sexual harassment in the 1840s by Patricia Cline Cohen ( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The Ellen Jewett murder: : violence, gender and sexual licentiousness in antebellum America by Patricia Cline Cohen ( Book )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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