Alice + freda forever : A Murder in Memphis. / Alexis Coe.
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- ISBN: 9781936976614 (electronic bk)
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- Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2014.
|Summary, etc.:|| 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...
|Reproduction Note:|| Electronic reproduction. Boston : Pulp/Zest Books, 2014. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 12679 KB).
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|Subject:||Young Adult Nonfiction.