The trial of Lizzie Borden a true story

by Robertson, Cara,

Format: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook 2019 2019
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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 Based on transcripts of the Borden legal proceedings, contemporary newspaper accounts, unpublished local accounts, and recently unearthed letters from Lizzie herself, The Trial of Lizzie Borden offers a window onto America in the Gilded Age, showcasing its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"--
Contents
Somebody will do something
An incredible crime
The web tightens
A most remarkable woman
The curtain ascends
Under fire
A signal victory
Intent, deliberation, and preparation
Short, busy, and very important
Last words in the great trial
The old place
The enduring enigma
Coda: the defense file.

Additional Information
Subjects Borden, Lizzie, 1860-1927 Trials, litigation, etc
Trials (Murder) Massachusetts New Bedford History 19th century
Biography & Autobiography
True Crime
Sociology
Nonfiction
Audiobooks.
1860-1927
19th century.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Simon & Schuster Audio,2019
Simon & Schuster Audio2019
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Participants/Performers Amanda Carlin.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Format: OverDrive Listen
Format: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
Requires OverDrive app 3.0 (Windows) / 1.0 (Mac) / 1.0 (Windows Mobile)
Description 1 audio file : digital
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9781508280514
9781508280514
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