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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 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+ Freda Forever recounts this tragic, real-life love story with over 100 illustrated love letters, maps, artifacts, historical documents, newspaper articles, courtroom proceedings, and intimate, domestic scenes--painting a vivid picture of a sadly familiar world."--Publisher's website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
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
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)
  • Young adult literature
  • 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
Control code
ocn869263570
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
223 pages
Isbn
9781936976607
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
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
Control code
ocn869263570
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
223 pages
Isbn
9781936976607
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map

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