Parricide In The United States 1840 1899

Author: Kerry Segrave
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786454849
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The case of Lizzy Borden stands out in the history of sensational criminal cases, but she was not the only person to be accused of killing her parents. Historically, about two percent of all murders are parricides. This book examines 103 selected cases of individuals charged with parricide—the murder of a father or mother—in the United States in the last half of the 19th century, categorized here by their links to abuse, alcohol, or money, sometimes involving multiple murderers or the deaths of both parents.

Parricide And Violence Against Parents Throughout History

Author: Marianna Muravyeva
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1349949973
Size: 66.17 MB
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This book combines the approaches of history and criminology to study parricide and non-fatal violence against parents from across traditional period and geographical boundaries, encompassing research on Asia as well as Europe and North America. Parricide and non-fatal violence against parents are rare but significant forms of family violence. They have been perceived to be a recent phenomenon related to bad parenting and child abuse often in poorer socioeconomic circumstances – yet they have a history, which provides insights for modern-day explanation and intervention. Research on violence against parents has concentrated on child abuse and mental illness but, by using a rich array of primary and secondary documents, such as court cases, criminal statistics, newspaper reports, and legal and medical literature, this book shows that violence against parents is also shaped by conflicts related to parental authority, the rise of children’s rights, conflicting economic and emotional expectations, and other sociohistorical factors.

Lynchings Of Women In The United States

Author: Kerry Segrave
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786460083
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"This book examines the phenomenon of the lynching of women, which was a much more rare experience than the lynching of men. Of importance in this examination is the role of race in lynching, particularly the increase in the number of black lynchings as the century progressed. Details are provided for the lynchings"--Provided by publisher.

The Women Who Got America Talking

Author: Kerry Segrave
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 147666904X
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When the need for telephone operators arose in the 1870s, the assumption was that they should all be male. Wages for adult men were too high, so boys were hired. They proved quick to argue with the subscribers, so females replaced them. Women were calmer, had reassuring voices and rarely talked back. Within a few years, telephone operators were all female and would remain so. The pay was low and working conditions harsh. The job often impaired their health, as they suffered abuse from subscribers in silence under pain of dismissal. Discipline was stern--dress codes were mandated, although they were never seen by the public. Most were young, domestic and anything but militant. Yet many joined unions and walked picket lines in response to the severely capitalistic, sexist system they worked under.

A Failed Parricide

Author: Roberto Finelli
Publisher: Brill
ISBN: 9004307648
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A Failed Parricide by Roberto Finelli offers an innovative reading of the Marx-Hegel relationship, arguing that the young Marx remained structurally subaltern to Hegel’s distinctive conception of the subject that becomes itself in relation to alterity.