The Resource The trials of Laura Fair : sex, murder, and insanity in the Victorian West, Carole Haber, (electronic resource/)

The trials of Laura Fair : sex, murder, and insanity in the Victorian West, Carole Haber, (electronic resource/)

Label
The trials of Laura Fair : sex, murder, and insanity in the Victorian West
Title
The trials of Laura Fair
Title remainder
sex, murder, and insanity in the Victorian West
Statement of responsibility
Carole Haber
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On November 3, 1870, on a San Francisco ferry, Laura Fair shot a bullet into the heart of her married lover, A.P. Crittenden. Throughout her two murder trials, Fairs lawyers, supported by expert testimony from physicians, claimed that the shooting was the result of temporary insanity caused by a severely painful menstrual cycle. The first jury disregarded such testimony, choosing instead to focus on Fairs disreputable character. In the second trial, however, an effective defense built on contemporary medical beliefs and gendered stereotypes led to a verdict that shocked Americans across the country. In this rousing history, Carole Haber probes changing ideas about morality and immorality, masculinity and femininity, love and marriage, health and disease, and mental illness to show that all these concepts were reinvented in the Victorian West. Habers book examines the eras most controversial issues, including suffrage, the gendered courts, womens physiology, and free love. This notorious story enriches our understanding of Victorian society, opening the door to a discussion about the ways in which reputation, especially female reputation, is shaped
Dewey number
345.794/025230949461
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
KF223.F34
LC item number
H33 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
The trials of Laura Fair : sex, murder, and insanity in the Victorian West, Carole Haber, (electronic resource/)
Link
http://library.quincycollege.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=583000
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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 : Laura D. Fair and the unwritten law -- The she-devil known as Mrs. Laura D. Fair -- The case for the prosecution -- The defense responds -- The Appeal -- The Second Trial -- The Fair Lunatic -- Epilogue: The Many Faces of Laura D. Fair
Control code
ocn848895543
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt14r8094
Label
The trials of Laura Fair : sex, murder, and insanity in the Victorian West, Carole Haber, (electronic resource/)
Link
http://library.quincycollege.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=583000
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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 : Laura D. Fair and the unwritten law -- The she-devil known as Mrs. Laura D. Fair -- The case for the prosecution -- The defense responds -- The Appeal -- The Second Trial -- The Fair Lunatic -- Epilogue: The Many Faces of Laura D. Fair
Control code
ocn848895543
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt14r8094

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