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The Resource The crimes of womanhood : defining femininity in a court of law, A. Cheree Carlson

The crimes of womanhood : defining femininity in a court of law, A. Cheree Carlson

Label
The crimes of womanhood : defining femininity in a court of law
Title
The crimes of womanhood
Title remainder
defining femininity in a court of law
Statement of responsibility
A. Cheree Carlson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. A. Cheree Carlson analyzes the colorful 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 brutal slaying of her father and stepmother, to lesser-known trials involving insanity, infidelity, murder, abortion, and interracial marriage. Carlson reveals clearly just how narrow was the line that women had to walk, since the same womanly virtues that were expected of them--passivity, frailty, and purity--could be turned against them at any time. --From publisher's description
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Carlson, A. Cheree
Dewey number
345.73/03
Index
index present
LC call number
KF4758
LC item number
.C365 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sex discrimination against women
  • Female offenders
  • Women
  • Femininity in popular culture
  • Femininity
  • Trials
  • LAW
  • HISTORY
  • Female offenders
  • Femininity in popular culture
  • Sex discrimination against women
  • Trials
  • Women
  • United States
Label
The crimes of womanhood : defining femininity in a court of law, A. Cheree Carlson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-189) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : womanhood on trial -- Narrative intersections in popular trials -- Framing madness in the sanity trial of Elizabeth Parsons Ware Packard -- The mad doctors meet McNaughton : the battle for narrative supremacy in the trial of Mary Harris -- "True womanhood" and perfect madness : the sanity trial of Mary Todd Lincoln -- Womanhood as asset and liability : Lizzie Andrew Borden -- Bodies at the crossroads : the rise and fall of Madame Restell -- "You know it when you see it" : the rhetorical embodiment of race and gender in Rhinelander v. Rhinelander -- Conclusion : womanhood as narrative
Control code
785781210
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (189 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283043960
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt1c8c72
  • 46ab2710-807e-4869-ad62-22490abff8e4
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)785781210
Label
The crimes of womanhood : defining femininity in a court of law, A. Cheree Carlson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-189) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : womanhood on trial -- Narrative intersections in popular trials -- Framing madness in the sanity trial of Elizabeth Parsons Ware Packard -- The mad doctors meet McNaughton : the battle for narrative supremacy in the trial of Mary Harris -- "True womanhood" and perfect madness : the sanity trial of Mary Todd Lincoln -- Womanhood as asset and liability : Lizzie Andrew Borden -- Bodies at the crossroads : the rise and fall of Madame Restell -- "You know it when you see it" : the rhetorical embodiment of race and gender in Rhinelander v. Rhinelander -- Conclusion : womanhood as narrative
Control code
785781210
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (189 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283043960
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt1c8c72
  • 46ab2710-807e-4869-ad62-22490abff8e4
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)785781210

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