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Cohen, Patricia Cline

Overview
Works: 25 works in 87 publications in 1 language and 3,799 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Textbooks  Sources 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HQ146.N7, 306.74209747
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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 )

15 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 1,091 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
A calculating people : the spread of numeracy in early America by Patricia Cline Cohen( Book )

12 editions published between 1982 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The flash press : sporting male weeklies in 1840s New York by Patricia Cline Cohen( Book )

13 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 362 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
The American promise : a history of the United States by James L Roark( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American Promise if more teachable and memorable than any other U.S. survey text. The balanced narrative braids together political and social history so that students can discern overarching trends as well as individual stories. The voices of hundreds of Americans - from Presidents to pipe fitters, and sharecroppers to suffragettes - animate the past and make concepts memorable. The past comes alive for students through dynamic special features and a stunning and distinctive visual program. Over 775 contemporaneous illustrations - more than any competing text - draw students into the text, and more than 180 full - color maps increase students' geographic literacy. A rich array of special features complements the narrative offering more points of departure for assignments and discussion. Longstanding favorites include Documenting the American Promise, Historical Questions, The Promise of Technology, and Beyond American's Boders, representing a key part of a our effort to increase attention paid to the global context of American history
The murder of Helen Jewett by Patricia Cline Cohen( Recording )

4 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 41 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 )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding the American promise : a brief history by Michael P Johnson( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A calculating people : the origins of a quantitative mentality in America by Patricia Cline Cohen( )

6 editions published between 1977 and 1981 in English and held by 9 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 9 WorldCat member libraries 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

Reckoning with commerce: numeracy in eighteenth-century America by Patricia Cline Cohen( )

1 edition published in 1993 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
Safety and danger : women on American public transport, 1750-1850 by Patricia Cline Cohen( )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Life values and adolescent mental health by Patricia 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
 
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The murder of Helen Jewett : the life and death of a prostitute in nineteenth-century New York
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A calculating people : the spread of numeracy in early AmericaThe flash press : sporting male weeklies in 1840s New YorkThe American promise : a history of the United StatesThe murder of Helen Jewett