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

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

Label
The notorious Mrs. Clem : murder and money in the Gilded Age
Title
The notorious Mrs. Clem
Title remainder
murder and money in the Gilded Age
Statement of responsibility
Wendy Gamber
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In The Notorious Mrs. Clem, Wendy Gamber chronicles the life and times of a 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-quick schemes and shady business deals. It also raises fascinating questions 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 trial because she allegedly murdered her business partner? Or was she on trial because she engaged in business?
Summary
In September 1868, the remains of Jacob and Nancy Jane Young were found lying near the banks of Indiana’s White River. It was gruesome scene. Suspicion 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 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
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10534294
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gamber, Wendy
Dewey number
364.152/3092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6248.C468
LC item number
G36 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Clem, Nancy E
  • Women murderers
  • Murder
  • Crime
  • Indiana
  • Clem, Nancy E
  • Crime
  • Murder
  • Women murderers
  • Indiana
Target audience
adult
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murder and money in the Gilded Age
Label
The notorious Mrs. Clem : murder and money in the Gilded Age, Wendy Gamber
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [249]-295) 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
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
Control code
20805784
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 305 pages
Isbn
9781421420202
Lccn
2015036004
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn922836242
  • (OCoLC)922836242
Label
The notorious Mrs. Clem : murder and money in the Gilded Age, Wendy Gamber
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [249]-295) 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
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
Control code
20805784
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 305 pages
Isbn
9781421420202
Lccn
2015036004
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn922836242
  • (OCoLC)922836242

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