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Sapphic Slashers: Sex, Violence, and American Modernity

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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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Jess
too wordy, but a good treatment of race/white privilege intersecting with the construction of leztory in the US and morality in the court system
Cookie
Lisa Duggan is my academic idol. A hot older femme who researches and writes about lezzies, sex, and pop culture in American history. Read all about the Memphis "lesbian love murder" of 1892!
AJ
this b00k rulez!
Stephanie
fascinating.
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