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The poison plot : a tale of adultery and murder in colonial Newport

Author: Elaine Forman Crane
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2018.
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"Explores in colonial Newport, Rhode Island, the tumultuous marriage of Benedict and Mary Arnold in the 1720s and 1730s. In and through their sordid and possibly criminal marital story, in which Mary is accused of poisoning Benedict, Crane sheds light on the liabilities and possibilities for women under couverture, the complex social and economic networks that bound together the elite and laboring classes of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Case studies
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Crane, Elaine Forman.
Poison plot.
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2018
(DLC) 2017052061
Named Person: Mary Arnold; Benedict Arnold
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elaine Forman Crane
ISBN: 9781501721328 1501721321 9781501721335 150172133X
OCLC Number: 1010604913
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: A town on Narragansett Bay --
The people --
Mary's tale --
Benedict's tale --
The physicians' tale --
The apothecary's tale --
Age --
Adultery --
Arsenic.
Responsibility: Elaine Forman Crane.
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An accusation of attempted murder rudely interrupted Mary Arnold's dalliances with working men and her extensive shopping sprees. When her husband Benedict fell deathly ill and then asserted she had  Read more...

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"Elaine Forman Crane knows Newport, Rhode Island, like no other historian. The Poison Plot is a process of discovery for this author and her readers, and drawing on her deep research Crane has Read more...

 
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