Mrs Maybrick S Own Story My Fifteen Lost Years Expanded Annotated

Author: Florence Elizabeth Maybrick
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A true story of an American woman arrested, tried, convicted, and sentenced to hang for the murder of her British husband. In its day, it was one of the most sensational cases of the 19th century. Here, Florence Maybrick tells of the horror and devastation of being separated from her children, thrown into solitary confinement, and struggling to maintain sanity. For fifteen years she struggled to hang on and gained a remarkable set of supporters on both sides of the Atlantic, including Lincoln's former secretary (later Secretary of State) John Hay. Queen Victoria herself was apprised of the proceedings, as was U.S. Ambassador to Britain, Robert Todd Lincoln. Mrs. Maybrick relates the saga of her ordeal and her final emancipation. She made an eloquent and impassioned appeal for prison reform. For the first time, this long out-of-print volume is available as an affordable, well-formatted book for e-readers and smartphones. Be sure to LOOK INSIDE by clicking the cover above or download a sample.

Memorials Of Millbank

Author: Arthur Griffiths
ISBN: 9780415231336
Size: 20,87 MB
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First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Mrs Maybrick S Own Story

Author: Florence Elizabeth Maybrick
Editor: Echo Library
ISBN: 9781406886634
Size: 10,88 MB
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Florence Elizabeth Maybrick (nee Chandler, 1862-1941) was an American woman convicted in Great Britain of murdering her husband, James Maybrick. She was born in Mobile, Alabama and met her husband, a wealthy businessman, on board ship whilst travelling to England. They were married soon after - she aged 19 and he 23 years her senior. Maybrick, a hypochondriac who regularly self-administered arsenic and patent medicines, died at home in May 1889 and upon examination was found to have small traces of arsenic in his system. His wife was known to have bought flypaper containing arsenic a month earlier and she was charged with his murder, sent to trial and convicted. After a public outcry her death sentence was commuted to life imprisonment and she was eventually released in January 1904 after serving 14 years in custody. This account of her case was published the following December. With 15 photographic illustrations.

The Poisoned Life Of Mrs Maybrick

Author: Bernard Ryan
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595000959
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If you were intrigued by the purported diary of Jack the Ripper or other books that have convinced experts that the notorious murderer was a Liverpool cotton broker named James Maybrick, read this true-crime biography of Maybrick’s wife. In 1889, in one of the great trials of history that produced major changes in English jurisprudence, she was tried, convicted, and sentenced to be hanged for Maybrick’s murder. This book takes you from the shipboard meeting of the 18-year-old American girl and the 42-year-old Englishman in 1881 to her death in 1941 as a lonely derelict whose past was unknown. You get details of the reprehensible treatment of Mrs. Maybrick by her husband’s family. You learn what happened when she weekended in London with Maybrick’s handsome associate. You watch as Maybrick succumbs to an arsenic diet. You discover why the press found her guilty before the trial, yet England’s leading barrister proved her not guilty in the public mind despite a hanging judge and jury. You learn the details of the uproar that followed, the last-minute-before-hanging commutation to imprisonment, the 15-year trans-Atlantic effort to get her released, her return to America and acclamation, and her years as "the cat woman" in a tiny cabin in rural Connecticut.

Victorian Murderesses

Author: Mary S. Hartman
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486780473
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Riveting combination of true crime and social history examines a dozen famous cases, offering illuminating details of the accused women's backgrounds, deeds, and trials. "Vividly written, meticulously researched." — Choice.

Harsh Punishment

Author: Susanne Elizabeth Davies
Editor: UPNE
ISBN: 9781555534110
Size: 13,53 MB
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A pioneering collection of personal accounts from criminal justice scholars, practitioners, and activists, and from current and former prisoners themselves.

Metaphors Of Confinement

Author: Monika Fludernik
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0192577611
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Metaphors of Confinement: The Prison in Fact, Fiction, and Fantasy offers a historical survey of imaginings of the prison as expressed in carceral metaphors in a range of texts about imprisonment from Antiquity to the present as well as non-penal situations described as confining or restrictive. These imaginings coalesce into a 'carceral imaginary' that determines the way we think about prisons, just as social debates about punishment and criminals feed into the way carceral imaginary develops over time. Examining not only English-language prose fiction but also poetry and drama from the Middle Ages to postcolonial, particularly African, literature, the book juxtaposes literary and non-literary contexts and contrasts fictional and nonfictional representations of (im)prison(ment) and discussions about the prison as institution and experiential reality. It comments on present-day trends of punitivity and foregrounds the ethical dimensions of penal punishment. The main argument concerns the continuity of carceral metaphors through the centuries despite historical developments that included major shifts in policy (such as the invention of the penitentiary). The study looks at selected carceral metaphors, often from two complementary perspectives, such as the home as prison or the prison as home, or the factory as prison and the prison as factory. The case studies present particularly relevant genres and texts that employ these metaphors, often from a historical perspective that analyses development through different periods.

New England Magazine An Illustrated Monthly

Author: Making of America Project
Size: 11,29 MB
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