The Resource The trial of Lizzie Borden : a true story, Cara Robertson

The trial of Lizzie Borden : a true story, Cara Robertson

Label
The trial of Lizzie Borden : a true story
Title
The trial of Lizzie Borden
Title remainder
a true story
Statement of responsibility
Cara Robertson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The remarkable new account of an essential piece of American mythology--the trial of Lizzie Borden--based on twenty years of research and recently unearthed evidence. The Trial of Lizzie Borden tells the true story of one of the most sensational murder trials in American history. When Andrew and Abby Borden were brutally hacked to death in Fall River, Massachusetts, in August 1892, the arrest of the couple's younger daughter Lizzie turned the case into international news and her trial into a spectacle unparalleled in American history. Reporters flocked to the scene. Well-known columnists took up conspicuous seats in the courtroom. The defendant was relentlessly scrutinized for signs of guilt or innocence. Everyone--rich and poor, suffragists and social conservatives, legal scholars and laypeople--had an opinion about Lizzie Borden's guilt or innocence. Was she a cold-blooded murderess or an unjustly persecuted lady? Did she or didn't she? The popular fascination with the Borden murders and its central enigmatic character has endured for more than one hundred years. Immortalized in rhyme, told and retold in every conceivable genre, the murders have secured a place in the American pantheon of mythic horror, but one typically wrenched from its historical moment. In contrast, Cara Robertson explores the stories Lizzie Borden's culture wanted and expected to hear and how those stories influenced the debate inside and outside of the courtroom. Based on transcripts of the Borden legal proceedings, contemporary newspaper accounts, unpublished local accounts, and recently unearthed letters from Lizzie herself, The Trial of Lizzie Borden offers a window onto America in the Gilded Age, showcasing its most deeply held convictions and its most troubling social anxieties"--
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Robertson, Cara
Dewey number
345.744/02523
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
KF223.B6
LC item number
R63 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Borden, Lizzie
  • Borden, Lizzie
  • Trials (Murder)
  • Trials
  • Trials (Murder)
  • Massachusetts
Label
The trial of Lizzie Borden : a true story, Cara Robertson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Map on front endpapers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. Murder. Somebody will do something ; An incredible crime ; Done with theories ; A most remarkable woman -- Part 2. Trial. The curtain ascends ; Under fire ; A signal victory ; Intent, deliberation, and preparation ; Short, busy, and very important ; Last words in the great trial -- Part 3. Verdict. The old place ; The enduring enigma -- Coda: the defense file
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xviii, 375 pages
Isbn
9781501168376
Lccn
2018037560
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1050144059
  • 1753973
  • (OCoLC)on1050144059
Label
The trial of Lizzie Borden : a true story, Cara Robertson
Publication
Copyright
Note
Map on front endpapers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. Murder. Somebody will do something ; An incredible crime ; Done with theories ; A most remarkable woman -- Part 2. Trial. The curtain ascends ; Under fire ; A signal victory ; Intent, deliberation, and preparation ; Short, busy, and very important ; Last words in the great trial -- Part 3. Verdict. The old place ; The enduring enigma -- Coda: the defense file
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xviii, 375 pages
Isbn
9781501168376
Lccn
2018037560
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1050144059
  • 1753973
  • (OCoLC)on1050144059

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