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Modern Women on Trial looks at several sensational trials involving drugs, murder, adultery, miscegenation and sexual perversion in the period 1918–24. The trials, all with young female defendants, were presented in the media as morality tales, warning of the dangers of sensation-seeking and sexual transgression. The book scrutinises the trials and their coverage in the pr ...more
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published October 1st 2013 by Manchester University Press
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