Dangerous to Know: Women, Crime, and Notoriety in the Early Republic
200 pages | 6 x 9 | 8 illus.
Cloth 2008 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4088-7 | $55.00 | £36.00
Paper 2011 | ISBN 978-0-8122-2187-9 | $19.95 | £13.00
"A rich, detailed account of an illustrative set of crimes and of the fine grain of the emergence of the penny press out of sentimental culture. Branson is to be commended for her scholarly rigor and sophisticated narrative technique."–Journal of American History
This tale of kidnapping, betrayal, and murder follows the lives of two women on the margins of early nineteenth-century society, showing how they manipulated conventions to further their own ends while redefining what was possible for women in early American public life.
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