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The Resource The murder of Helen Jewett : the life and death of a prostitute in nineteenth-century New York, Patricia Cline Cohen

The murder of Helen Jewett : the life and death of a prostitute in nineteenth-century New York, Patricia Cline Cohen

Label
The murder of Helen Jewett : the life and death of a prostitute in nineteenth-century New York
Title
The murder of Helen Jewett
Title remainder
the life and death of a prostitute in nineteenth-century New York
Statement of responsibility
Patricia Cline Cohen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1836, the murder of a young prostitute made headlines in New York City and around the country, inaugurating a sex-and-death sensationalism in news reporting that haunts us today. Patricia Cline Cohen goes behind these first lurid accounts to reconstruct the story of the mysterious victim, Helen Jewett. From her beginnings as a servant girl in Maine, Helen Jewett refashioned herself, using four successive aliases, into a highly paid courtesan. But she was to meet her match - and her nemesis - in a youth called Richard Robinson. He became Helen Jewett's lover in a tempestuous affair and ten months later was arrested for her murder. He stood trial in a five-day courtroom drama that ended with his acquittal amid the cheers of hundreds of fellow clerks and other spectators. With no conviction for murder, nor closure of any sort, the case continued to tantalize the public, even though Richard Robinson disappeared into the wilds of Texas and a new life under a new name. Through her meticulous and ingenious research, Patricia Cline Cohen traces his life there and the many twists and turns of the lingering mystery of the murder
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cohen, Patricia Cline
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ146.N7
LC item number
C65 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jewett, Helen
  • Prostitutes
  • Prostitution
  • Murder
  • United States
Label
The murder of Helen Jewett : the life and death of a prostitute in nineteenth-century New York, Patricia Cline Cohen
Instantiates
Publication
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
Control code
38527934
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
viii, 432 pages
Isbn
9780679412915
Lccn
98014561
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Label
The murder of Helen Jewett : the life and death of a prostitute in nineteenth-century New York, Patricia Cline Cohen
Publication
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
Control code
38527934
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
viii, 432 pages
Isbn
9780679412915
Lccn
98014561
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map

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