Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Murder and Women in 19th-Century America: The YLS Exhibit

While we’re looking in on rare books at YLS, we might as well note the exhibit, Murder and Women in 19th-Century America: Trial Accounts in the Yale Law Library:
Murder trials have long been a subject of sensational treatment in popular culture, and murder trials involving women, as the accused or the victims, especially so.

The latest exhibit from the Yale Law Library’s Rare Book Collection features 19th-century illustrated pamphlets that document the public’s fascination with these trials. More

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