The notorious Mrs. Clem : murder and money in the Gilded Age / Wendy Gamber
Book | Johns Hopkins University Press | 2016

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xi, 305 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Includes bibliographical references (pages [249]-295) and index.
Contents
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
In September 1868, the remains of Jacob and Nancy Jane Young were found lying near the banks of Indiana's White River. Suspicion for both deaths turned to Nancy Clem, a housewife who was also one of Mr. Young's former business partners. Wendy Gamber chronicles the life and times of this 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.
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9781421420202 (hardcover ; alkaline paper)
1421420201 (hardcover ; alkaline paper)
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