fall river outrage life murder and justice in early industrial new england

Download Book Fall River Outrage Life Murder And Justice In Early Industrial New England in PDF format. You can Read Online Fall River Outrage Life Murder And Justice In Early Industrial New England here in PDF, EPUB, Mobi or Docx formats.

Fall River Outrage

Author : David Richard Kasserman
ISBN : 0812200888
Genre : History
File Size : 62. 38 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 205
Read : 1273

Get This Book


Fall River Outrage recounts one of the most sensational and widely reported murder cases in early nineteenth-century America. When, in 1832, a pregnant mill worker was found hanged, the investigation implicated a prominent Methodist minister. Fearing adverse publicity, both the industrialists of Fall River and the New England Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church engaged in energetic campaigns to obtain a favorable verdict. It was also one of the earliest attempts by American lawyers to prove their client innocent by assassinating the moral character of the female victim. Fall River Outrage provides insight in American social, legal, and labor history as well as women's studies.

Fall River

Author : Catharine Williams
ISBN : 0195359348
Genre : Literary Collections
File Size : 57. 98 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 692
Read : 870

Get This Book


Catharine Williams (1787-1872) lived most of her life in Rhode Island, where she supported herself and her daughter by a productive literary career. Her most compelling work, Fall River, last published in 1833, recreates a notorious incident in the ill-fated town of Fall River, Massachusetts: the trial of a Methodist minister for the murder of a pregnant mill worker whom it was suspected he had seduced. Williams's investigative report offers a vivid contemporary view of the lives of poor "factory girls" and of clerical corruption in the industrial towns of early New England. While based in fact, the book raises themes of sexual and religious hypocrisy and exploitation that may be compared with those of novels like The Coquette, Uncle Tom's Cabin, and The Scarlet Letter. At the same time, the author's mixture of journalism, biography, fiction, and exhortation makes this "authentic narrative" an unusual challenge to traditional notions of literary form and yields fresh insights into the nature of early American women's writing.

Constant Turmoil

Author : Mary H. Blewett
ISBN : 1558492399
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 42. 78 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 406
Read : 739

Get This Book


PART NARRATIVE, part analysis, this book reconstructs the complex history of the southeastern New England textile industry during the nineteenth century. Mary H. Blewett takes a fresh look at the process of industrialization from the point of view of management as well as labor and reinterprets the struggle between the two in terms of class, culture, and power. Highlighting the role of contingency and human agency in the shaping of historical events, she traces the efforts of the legendary Borden family and their allies not only to build their own private empire but to dominate the national market in print cloth. At the same time, she examines the shifting fortunes of a labor force striving to accommodate newly arrived immigrants, adapt to new technologies, and contest the control of the mill owners. Blewett has been a pioneer in analyzing the role of gender in industrialization, and this book carries that work forward. She shows how changing meanings of manhood and womanhood, nationality and race altered the course of American labor politics, as immigrant workers from Lancashire, Yorkshire, and Quebec brought their own political and cultural traditions into the New England mills. What emerges is a richly textured tale involving business scoundrels, high-minded reformers, radical agitators, sober-minded accommodationists, and assertive women activists -- all engaged in a dynamic political struggle to control the destiny of an industry that would not survive the next century.

Without Benefit Of Clergy

Author : Karin E. Gedge
ISBN : 0198029861
Genre : Religion
File Size : 38. 93 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 767
Read : 746

Get This Book


The common view of the nineteenth-century pastoral relationship--found in both contemporary popular accounts and 20th-century scholarship--was that women and clergymen formed a natural alliance and enjoyed a particular influence over each other. In Without Benefit of Clergy, Karin Gedge tests this thesis by examining the pastoral relationship from the perspective of the minister, the female parishioner, and the larger culture. The question that troubled religious women seeking counsel, says Gedge, was: would their minister respect them, help them, honor them? Surprisingly, she finds, the answer was frequently negative. Gedge supports her conclusion with evidence from a wide range of previously untapped primary sources including pastoral manuals, seminary students' and pastors' journals, women's diaries and letters, pamphlets, sentimental and sensational novels, and The Scarlet Letter.

Religion And Sexuality In American Literature

Author : Ann-Janine Morey
ISBN : 0521103762
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 79. 14 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 513
Read : 455

Get This Book


Although sometimes religion and sexuality are treated as an aberrant theme in American literary and religious history, American writers from Nathaniel Hawthorne to John Updike have been fascinated with the connection between religious and sexual experience. Through the voice of American fiction, Religion and Sexuality in American Literature examines the relations of body and spirit (religion and sexuality). Using both canonical and non-canonical fiction, Ann-Janine Morey examines novels dealing with the ministry as the medium wherein so many of the tensions of religion and sexuality are dramatised and then moves to contemporary novels that deal with moral and religious issues through metaphor. Based upon a sophisticated and selective application of metaphor theory, deconstruction and feminist postmodernism, Morey argues that while American fiction has replicated many traditional animosities, there are also some rather surprising resources here for commonality between men and women if we acknowledge and understand the intimate relationship between language and physical life.

Free Hearts And Free Homes

Author : Michael D. Pierson
ISBN : 9780807862667
Genre : History
File Size : 23. 98 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 201
Read : 448

Get This Book


By exploring the intersection of gender and politics in the antebellum North, Michael Pierson examines how antislavery political parties capitalized on the emerging family practices and ideologies that accompanied the market revolution. From the birth of the Liberty party in 1840 through the election of Republican Abraham Lincoln in 1860, antislavery parties celebrated the social practices of modernizing northern families. In an era of social transformations, they attacked their Democratic foes as defenders of an older, less egalitarian patriarchal world. In ways rarely before seen in American politics, Pierson says, antebellum voters could choose between parties that articulated different visions of proper family life and gender roles. By exploring the ways John and Jessie Benton Fremont and Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln were presented to voters as prospective First Families, and by examining the writings of Harriet Beecher Stowe, Lydia Maria Child, and other antislavery women, Free Hearts and Free Homes rediscovers how crucial gender ideologies were to American politics on the eve of the Civil War.

The New England Historical And Genealogical Register

Author :
ISBN : UOM:39015029913855
Genre : New England
File Size : 64. 43 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 324
Read : 582

Get This Book


Beginning in 1924, Proceedings are incorporated into the Apr. no.

The New York Times Book Review

Author :
ISBN : IND:30000114373222
Genre : Books
File Size : 44. 90 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 308
Read : 1307

Get This Book



New England Additions To The Six State Bibliographies

Author : Roger N. Parks
ISBN : STANFORD:36105024598588
Genre : History
File Size : 85. 73 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 849
Read : 483

Get This Book



Vermont History

Author :
ISBN : UCAL:B3536913
Genre : Vermont
File Size : 43. 88 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 240
Read : 682

Get This Book



Top Download:

Best Books