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Women who kill men : California courts, gender, and the press

Author: Gordon Morris Bakken; Brenda Farrington
Publisher: Lincoln, Neb. : University of Nebraska Press, ©2009.
Series: Law in the American West.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries were a revolutionary period in the lives of women, and the shifting perceptions of women and their role in society were equally apparent in the courtroom. Women Who Kill Men examines eighteen sensational cases of women on trial for murder from 1870 to 1958.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Bakken, Gordon Morris.
Women who kill men.
Lincoln, Neb. : University of Nebraska Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2009014060
(OCoLC)317778318
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gordon Morris Bakken; Brenda Farrington
ISBN: 9780803226579 0803226578
OCLC Number: 592756344
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 272 pages, [8] pages of plates) : illustrations.
Contents: Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the sanest of them all? : the insanity defense in court and in the press --
Good riddance : justifiable homicides of enemy deviants --
Toward the new woman : feminine wiles on trial --
The haves and the have nots : women on trial during the Great Depression --
War women of the 1940s : evolutionary women in revolutionary times --
Celebrity on trial : Tinseltown tarnished.
Series Title: Law in the American West.
Responsibility: Gordon Morris Bakken & Brenda Farrington.

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A study of women on trial for homicide in California from 1870-1958. It examines eighteen sensational cases of women on trial for murder from 1870 to 1958, focusing on the representations of women in  Read more...

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""Women Who Kill Men" will appeal to social historians, behaviorists, students of women's issues, and the buff trade."--Clark Secrest, "Western Historical Quarterly"--Clark Secrest "Western Read more...

 
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