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

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Material Type
Book
Author
Gamber, Wendy, 1958-
Publication Info.
Baltimore, Maryland : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016.
Publication Info.
©2016

Details

Description
xi, 305 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography
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.
Subject
Clem, Nancy E.
Clem, Nancy E.
Women murderers -- Indiana -- Biography.
Murder -- Indiana -- Case studies.
Crime -- Indiana -- History -- 19th century.
Indiana -- History -- 19th century.
Crime.
Murder.
Women murderers.
Indiana.
HISTORY / United States / General.
HISTORY / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877).
HISTORY / Women.
Chronological Term
1800-1899
Genre/Form
Biography.
Case studies.
History.
Biographies.
ISBN
9781421420202 (hardcover ; alkaline paper)
1421420201 (hardcover ; alkaline paper)