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The notorious Mrs. Clem : murder and money in the Gilded Age

Author: Wendy Gamber
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In September 1868, the remains of Jacob and Nancy Jane Young were found lying near the banks of Indiana's White River. Suspicion for both deaths turned to Nancy Clem, a housewife who was also one of Mr. Young's former business partners. Wendy Gamber chronicles the life and times of this charming and persuasive Gilded Age confidence woman, who became famous not only as an accused murderess but also as an itinerant  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Case studies
History
Named Person: Nancy E Clem; Nancy E Clem
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wendy Gamber
ISBN: 9781421420202 1421420201
OCLC Number: 922836242
Description: xi, 305 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue --
New Year's Day --
Business --
Cold Spring --
Detection --
Trial --
Self-reliant and God defiant! --
Knowed it was them --
I wish I was an angel --
A good soldier --
Lebanon --
The Indiana murderess --
Indiana justice --
I kept it rolling --
Aunty Smith --
Mrs. Dr. Patterson --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Wendy Gamber.

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