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The crimes of womanhood: defining femininity in a court of law

Author: A Cheree Carlson
Publisher: Urbana University of Illinois Press 2014
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Cultural views of femininity exerted a powerful influence on the courtroom arguments used to defend or condemn notable women on trial in nineteenth-century and early-twentieth-century America. The author analyzes the rhetorical strategies employed by lawyers and reporters in the trials of several women of varying historical stature, from the insanity trials of Mary Todd Lincoln and Lizzie Borden's trial for the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A Cheree Carlson
ISBN: 9780252034015 0252034015
OCLC Number: 1050076799
Description: 189 p.
Responsibility: A. Cheree Carlson [aut].

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"A provocative, well-written, and illuminating work."--The Journal of American History "Engaging, informative, and concise accounts of these complicated trials."--H-Law "[An] innovative study. . . . Read more...

 
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