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The trials of Laura Fair : sex, murder, and insanity in the Victorian West

Author: Carole Haber
Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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On November 3, 1870, on a San Francisco ferry, Laura Fair shot a bullet into the heart of her married lover, A.P. Crittenden. Throughout her two murder trials, Fair's lawyers, supported by expert testimony from physicians, claimed that the shooting was the result of temporary insanity caused by a severely painful menstrual cycle. The first jury disregarded such testimony, choosing instead to focus on Fair's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Trials, litigation, etc
Named Person: Alexander Parker Crittenden; Laura D Fair; Alexander Parker Crittenden; Laura D Fair
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Carole Haber
ISBN: 9781469612539 1469612534
OCLC Number: 955607692
Description: 1 online resource (1 recurso electrónico.)
Contents: Introduction : Laura D. Fair and the unwritten law --
The she-devil known as Mrs. Laura D. Fair --
The case for the prosecution --
The defense responds --
The Appeal --
The Second Trial --
The Fair Lunatic --
Epilogue: The Many Faces of Laura D. Fair.
Responsibility: Carole Haber.

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In this well-written narrative, Carole Haber goes beyond the trial transcripts and tabloid newspaper coverage of the infamous late-nineteenth-century Laura Fair murder trials to explain the Read more...

 
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