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Free download ↠ The Notorious Mrs Clem ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF 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 Clem's story is a shocking tale of friendship and betrayal crime and punishment courtroom drama and partisan politicking get rich uick schemes and shady business deals It also raises fascinating uestions 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. I ll be generous and give this book 3 stars just for the depth of the authors research although I can t recommend it I was hoping for another Devil in the White City or even a Poisoners Handbook but this was too much of a turgid slog Most of the book is just taken up with massively detailed accounts of her trials or it feels that way and so attempts to link the case to the social and political changes occurring at the time are lost in the mire A good editor would have been an idea

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Free download ↠ The Notorious Mrs Clem ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Trial because she allegedly murdered her business partner Or was she on trial because she engaged in businessAlong the way Gamber introduces a host of eually compelling characters from prosecuting attorney and future US president Benjamin Harrison to folksy defense lawyer John Hanna daring detective Peter Wilkins pioneering lady news writer Laura Ream and female remedy manufacturer Michael Slavin Based on extensive sources including newspapers trial documents and local histories this gripping account of a seemingly typical woman who achieved extraordinary notoriety will appeal to true crime lovers and historians alike. Despite the storyline the book just wasn t that interesting unfortunately

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Free download ↠ The Notorious Mrs Clem ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF In September 1868 the remains of Jacob and Nancy Jane Young were found lying near the banks of Indiana's White River It was a gruesome scene Part of Jacob's face had been blown off apparently by the shotgun that lay a few feet away Spiders and black beetles crawled over his wound Smoke rose from his wife's smoldering body which was so badly burned that her intestines were exposed the flesh on her thighs gone and the bones partially reduced to powderSuspicion for both deaths turned to Nancy Clem a housewife who was also one of Mr Young's former business partners In The Notorious Mrs Clem Wendy Gamber chronicles the life. Just three years after the end of the Civil War Jason and Nancy Young were murdered along the White River outside Indianapolis The investigation uickly settled on a conspiracy of three men and a woman who were involved in a dubious financial scheme with the husband The woman was Nancy Clem a woman from a farm family poorly educated but smart and capable The prosecutorial theory was one of the men bought the shotgun used in the crime the other two men followed the couple out in the country and Mrs Clem rode with the couple The husband was shot by a different weapon than the wife so than one killer was likelyGamber draws heavily on contemporary news reports of court proceedings and the many editorials urging the ultimate penalty for Mrs Clem She had money enough to afford the best lawyers and the county ended up having to try her again and again thanks to two hung juries and two successful appeals Later in life she was prosecuted again for unrelated crimes lending and borrowing in a clumsy sort of Ponzi scheme Too bad she didn t incorporate she would have been in the clearThe most fascinating element of Mrs Clem s notoriety was how much she was perceived as guilty or not guilty based on the partisan view of women s role in the economy The Democrats who were rural agricultural folk depended on women s labor on the farm and didn t get offended over a women trading in loans or investments They saw women in the marketplace as legitimate The Republicans urban educated and well off on the other hand saw women s role in the home not contributing to the economic health of the family but raising the children and taking care of her husband Mrs Clem s skill and interest in money and lending offended themThe legal arguments of lawyers reflected these biases and so did the juries For me the hung jury of the first cast looms large since testimony is freshest less rehearsed and set in stone Over time people become certain not less However I get a strong impression that Gamber assumes Clem was guilty Today we are less credulous about eyewitness testimony and courts don t allow hearsay so I wonder what would happen in today s courts Then again they would have ballistics and DNA evidence In many ways the strongest evidence against Mrs Clem was a Size 3 footprint At first I thought that was definitive because who is a size 3 However that was the most common women s size back then so obviously sizes were different from todayThis is a scrupulously sourced and carefully documented history of what was once a national scandal It is different from many other crimes because the idea of a woman killing over money and fraud seems strange This is no crime of passionI was interested throughout though since there were so many trials it s really hard to avoid covering the same ground Gamber wisely focused on new directions new evidence and new arguments but nonetheless it really seemed like a Bleak House criminal caseIt was most fascinating to see how the concept of women s role in the economy played such a powerful role in how people viewed Mrs Clem It seemed the national divisions that led to the Civil War were still playing out on new battlefieldsI received a copy of The Notorious Mrs Clem from the publisherThe Notorious Mrs Clem at Johns Hopkins University PressWendy Gamber faculty pagehttpstonstantweaderreviewswordpre


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    Free download ↠ The Notorious Mrs Clem ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Free read The Notorious Mrs Clem review copyI enjoyed this book The author Wendy Gamber knows her stuff It's obvious that she is familiar not only with the details of the crimes but also with the politics and history of the time in which they took placeI think it's important to make this latter point because in my judgement the person who is going to really get the most out of this book is the one who is interested in the history of the post war years taking C

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    Free download ↠ The Notorious Mrs Clem ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Just three years after the end of the Civil War Jason and Nancy Young were murdered along the White River outside Indianapolis The investigation uickly settled on a conspiracy of three men and a woman who were i

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    Free read The Notorious Mrs Clem characters õ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ¸ Wendy Gamber Wendy Gamber ¸ 8 Download ARC courtesy The Johns Hopkins University Press via the Vine programThe city of Indianapolis was on the cusp of growth and change in the years immediately after the Civil War ended when the Gilded Age was born Population growth and stratification political ideologies and even women's rights were all in flux during this volatile timeAuthor Wendy Gamber humanizes this changing era by teasing out the story of a woman who was tried for murde

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    Free read The Notorious Mrs Clem characters õ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ¸ Wendy Gamber Wendy Gamber ¸ 8 Download A true story of murder but also of a woman's place in the 1800's Interesting read for Hoosiers as well as true crime fans This story takes place in and around Indianapolis The murders take place in Cold Springs but Mrs Clem lived i

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    Free download ↠ The Notorious Mrs Clem ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Free read The Notorious Mrs Clem An ambiguous historical read giving a glimpse into late 19th century Indiana You should ask yourself first if you really care about entering this worldNancy Clem seems indeed a pioneer for women But in what sense? This book and story goes a bit longer Benjamin Harrison future US president also plays and outsize role here

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    Free download ↠ The Notorious Mrs Clem ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF characters õ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ¸ Wendy Gamber Mrs Clem is on trial for murdering a couple involved in her money lending schemesWhat we got was a history lesson of the post US Civil War era into which the story falls and also to the history of the criminal justice systemTrue crim

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    Free download ↠ The Notorious Mrs Clem ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Despite the storyline the book just wasn't that interesting unfortunately

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    Free download ↠ The Notorious Mrs Clem ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF 35 stars This is a well researched non fiction read

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    Free download ↠ The Notorious Mrs Clem ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Very slow read Well researched but just not terribly interesting It isn't told like a story Just dry information

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  • Hardcover
  • 320
  • The Notorious Mrs Clem
  • Wendy Gamber
  • English
  • 04 September 2019
  • 9781421420202