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The Resource Killed strangely : the death of Rebecca Cornell, Elaine Forman Crane

Killed strangely : the death of Rebecca Cornell, Elaine Forman Crane

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Killed strangely : the death of Rebecca Cornell
Title
Killed strangely
Title remainder
the death of Rebecca Cornell
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Elaine Forman Crane
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Language
eng
Summary
"On a winter's evening in 1673, tragedy descended on the respectable Rhode Island household of Thomas Cornell. His 73-year-old mother, Rebecca, was found close to her her bedroom's large fireplace, dead and badly burned. The legal owner of the Cornells' hundred acres along Narragansett Bay, Rebecca shared her home with Thomas and his family, a servant, and a lodger. A coroner's panel initially declared her death "an Unhappie Accident," but before summer arrived, a dark web of events - rumors of domestic abuse; allusions to witchcraft; even the testimony of Rebecca's ghost, who visited her brother - resulted in Thomas's trial for matricide. Such were the ambiguities of the case that others would be tried for the murder as well." "Rebecca is a direct ancestor of Cornell University's founder, Ezra Cornell. Elaine Forman Crane tells the story of Rebecca's death and its aftermath, vividly depicting the world in which she lived. That world included a legal system where jurors were expected to be familiar with the defendant and case before the trial even began. Rebecca's death was an event of cataclysmic proportions, affecting not only her own community, but neighboring towns as well."--Jacket
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N$T
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Cornell paperbacks
Killed strangely : the death of Rebecca Cornell, Elaine Forman Crane
Label
Killed strangely : the death of Rebecca Cornell, Elaine Forman Crane
Link
http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7591/j.ctt1287fnk
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-226) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
""Killed Strangely""; ""Contents""; ""Acknowlegments ""; ""Introduction""; ""1. A Death in the Family""; ""2. The Background of a Tragedy""; ""3. The Contentious World of Thomas Cornell""; ""4. Doubting Thomas: Or, Considering the Alternatives""; ""5. A Community Renders a Verdict""; ""6. Life after Death""; ""Notes ""; ""Index ""
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1 online resource (xiii, 236 pages)
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Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801471452
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Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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