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Sapphic Slashers: Sex, Violence, and American Modernity
by Lisa Duggan
On a winter day in 1892, in the broad daylight of downtown Memphis, Tennessee, a middle class woman named Alice Mitchell slashed the throat of her lover, Freda Ward, killing her instantly. Local, national, and international newspapers, medical and scientific publications, and popular fiction writers all clamored to cover the ensuing “girl lovers” murder trial. Lisa Duggan ...more
Paperback, 328 pages
Published January 10th 2001 by Duke University Press Books
(first published 2000)
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