The Crimes of Womanhood: Defining Femininity in a Court of Law

The Crimes of Womanhood: Defining Femininity in a Court of Law

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Cultural views of femininity exerted a powerful influence on the courtroom arguments used to defend or condemn notable women on trial in nineteenth-century and early-twentieth-century America. By examining the colorful rhetorical strategies employed by lawyers and reporters of women's trials in newspaper articles, trial transcriptions, and popular accounts, A. Cheree Carlson argues that the men in charge of these communication avenues were able to transform their… (more)

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Publisher: University of Illinois Press (December 01, 2008)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 200 pages

File size: 403 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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