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The Resource The trials of Laura Fair, Carole Haber, (electronic resource)

The trials of Laura Fair, Carole Haber, (electronic resource)

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The trials of Laura Fair
Title
The trials of Laura Fair
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Carole Haber
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Language
eng
Summary
On November 3, 1870, on a San Francisco ferry, Laura Fair shot and killed her married lover, A. P. Crittenden. Throughout her two murder trials, Fair's 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 Fair's 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. Haber's book examines the era's most controversial issues, including suffrage, the gendered courts, women's 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
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Midwest
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1951-
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Haber, Carole
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Read by Pam Ward
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  • Ward, Pam
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Trials (Murder)
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adult
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The trials of Laura Fair, Carole Haber, (electronic resource)
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 39 min.))
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  • online
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9781482924220
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MWT11009116
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11009116
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MWT11009116
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Label
The trials of Laura Fair, Carole Haber, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 39 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
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not applicable
Isbn
9781482924220
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
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unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11009116
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unknown
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access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
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other
Stock number
11009116
System control number
MWT11009116
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
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