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The notorious Mrs. Clem : murder and money in the Gilded Age / Wendy Gamber.

Gamber, Wendy, 1958- author. (Author).
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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis ISLI 364.152 G189n (Text) 00000106163959 Browsing Collection Available -
Syracuse Turkey Creek Township Public Library - Syracuse 364.152 GAM (Text) 50577011055122 Adult New Books Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781421420202
  • ISBN: 1421420201
  • Physical Description: xi, 305 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Baltimore, Maryland : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages [249]-295) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: New Year's Day -- Business -- Cold Spring -- Detection -- Trial -- Self-reliant and God defiant! -- Knowed it was them -- I wish I was an angel -- A good soldier -- Lebanon -- The Indiana murderess -- Indiana justice -- I kept it rolling -- Aunty Smith -- Mrs. Dr. Patterson.
Summary, etc.: In The Notorious Mrs. Clem, Wendy Gamber chronicles the life and times of a charming and persuasive Gilded Age confidence woman, who became famous not only as an accused murderess but also as an itinerant peddler of patent medicine and the supposed originator of the Ponzi scheme. Clem’s story is a shocking tale of friendship and betrayal, crime and punishment, courtroom drama and partisan politicking, get-rich-quick schemes and shady business deals. It also raises fascinating questions about women’s place in an evolving urban economy. As they argued over Clem’s guilt or innocence, lawyers, jurors, and ordinary citizens pondered competing ideas about gender, money, and marriage. Was Clem on trial because she allegedly murdered her business partner? Or was she on trial because she engaged in business?
Subject: Clem, Nancy E.
Women murderers > Indiana > Biography.
Murder > Indiana > Case studies.
Crime > Indiana > History > 19th century.
Indiana > History > 19th century.

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