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The Resource Alice + Freda forever : a murder in Memphis, Alexis Coe ; with illustrations by Sally Klann

Alice + Freda forever : a murder in Memphis, Alexis Coe ; with illustrations by Sally Klann

Label
Alice + Freda forever : a murder in Memphis
Title
Alice + Freda forever
Title remainder
a murder in Memphis
Statement of responsibility
Alexis Coe ; with illustrations by Sally Klann
Title variation
  • Alice+Freda forever
  • Alice plus Freda forever
  • Alice and Freda forever
  • Alice & Freda forever
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1892, America was obsessed with a teenage murderess, but it wasn't her crime that shocked the nation--it was her motivation. Nineteen-year-old Alice Mitchell had planned to pass as a man in order to marry her seventeen-year-old fiancée Freda Ward, but when their love letters were discovered, they were forbidden from ever speaking again. Freda adjusted to this fate with an ease that stunned a heartbroken Alice. Her desperation grew with each unanswered letter--and her father's razor soon went missing. On January 25, Alice publicly slashed her ex-fiancée's throat. Her same-sex love was deemed insane by her father that very night, and medical experts agreed: This was a dangerous and incurable perversion. As the courtroom was expanded to accommodate national interest, Alice spent months in jail--including the night that three of her fellow prisoners were lynched (an event which captured the attention of journalist and civil rights activist Ida B. Wells). After a jury of "the finest men in Memphis" declared Alice insane, she was remanded to an asylum, where she died under mysterious circumstances just a few years later. Alice + Freda Forever recounts this tragic, real-life love story with over 100 illustrated love letters, maps, artifacts, historical documents, newspaper articles, courtroom proceedings, and intimate, domestic scenes--painting a vivid picture of a sadly familiar world."--Publisher's website
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Coe, Alexis
Dewey number
306.76/63
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6534.M4
LC item number
C64 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Klann, Sally
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mitchell, Alice
  • Ward, Freda
  • Murder
  • Lesbian couples
  • Trials (Murder)
  • Memphis (Tenn.)
Label
Alice + Freda forever : a murder in Memphis, Alexis Coe ; with illustrations by Sally Klann
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 194-199) 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
Contents
Girl slays girl. I don't care if I'm hung! ; The great drama ; Mr. and Mrs. Alvin J. Ward ; Price the pistols ; I thought you were a lady ; You told and I did too -- A most shocking crime. Erotomania ; Maiden purity ; Delicate hands, horrible deed ; Attendance even greater than opening day ; Quite a flirt ; Fair Lillie ; The old thread-bare lie -- Lunacy. The hypothetical case ; Vicarious menstruation ; An impossible idea ; Her own best witness -- The last of Alice Mitchell. That story was never printed
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
223 pages
Isbn
9781936976607
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • ocn869263570
  • (OCoLC)869263570
Label
Alice + Freda forever : a murder in Memphis, Alexis Coe ; with illustrations by Sally Klann
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 194-199) 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
Contents
Girl slays girl. I don't care if I'm hung! ; The great drama ; Mr. and Mrs. Alvin J. Ward ; Price the pistols ; I thought you were a lady ; You told and I did too -- A most shocking crime. Erotomania ; Maiden purity ; Delicate hands, horrible deed ; Attendance even greater than opening day ; Quite a flirt ; Fair Lillie ; The old thread-bare lie -- Lunacy. The hypothetical case ; Vicarious menstruation ; An impossible idea ; Her own best witness -- The last of Alice Mitchell. That story was never printed
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
223 pages
Isbn
9781936976607
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • ocn869263570
  • (OCoLC)869263570

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