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  • Coe, Alexis, author.
     
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  • Mitchell, Alice, active 19th century.
     
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  • Ward, Freda, -1892.
     
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  • Murder -- Tennessee -- Memphis -- History -- 19th century.
     
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  • Lesbian couples -- Tennessee -- Memphis -- History -- 19th century.
     
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  • Trials (Murder) -- Tennessee -- Memphis -- History -- 19th century.
     
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  • Memphis (Tenn.) -- History -- 19th century.
     
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    Alice + Freda forever : a murder in Memphis / Alexis Coe ; with illustrations by Sally Klann.
    by Coe, Alexis, author.
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    San Francisco, CA : Pulp, an imprint of Zest Books, c2014.
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  • Mitchell, Alice, active 19th century.
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  • Ward, Freda, -1892.
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  • Murder -- Tennessee -- Memphis -- History -- 19th century.
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  • Lesbian couples -- Tennessee -- Memphis -- History -- 19th century.
  •  
  • Trials (Murder) -- Tennessee -- Memphis -- History -- 19th century.
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  • Memphis (Tenn.) -- History -- 19th century.
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    9781936976607 :
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    223 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
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    Girl slays girl. I don't care if I'm hung! ; The great drama ; Mr. and Mrs. Alvin J. Ward ; Price the pistols ; I thought you were a lady ; You told and I did too -- A most shocking crime. Erotomania ; Maiden purity ; Delicate hands, horrible deed ; Attendance even greater than opening day ; Quite a flirt ; Fair Lillie ; The old thread-bare lie -- Lunacy. The hypothetical case ; Vicarious menstruation ; An impossible idea ; Her own best witness -- The last of Alice Mitchell. That story was never printed.
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    "In 1892, America was obsessed with a teenage murderess, but it wasn't her crime that shocked the nation--it was her motivation. Nineteen-year-old Alice Mitchell had planned to pass as a man in order to marry her seventeen-year-old fiancée Freda Ward, but when their love letters were discovered, they were forbidden from ever speaking again. Freda adjusted to this fate with an ease that stunned a heartbroken Alice. Her desperation grew with each unanswered letter--and her father's razor soon went missing. On January 25, Alice publicly slashed her ex-fiancée's throat. Her same-sex love was deemed insane by her father that very night, and medical experts agreed: This was a dangerous and incurable perversion. As the courtroom was expanded to accommodate national interest, Alice spent months in jail--including the night that three of her fellow prisoners were lynched (an event which captured the attention of journalist and civil rights activist Ida B. Wells). After a jury of "the finest men in Memphis" declared Alice insane, she was remanded to an asylum, where she died under mysterious circumstances just a few years later. Alice + Freda Forever recounts this tragic, real-life love story with over 100 illustrated love letters, maps, artifacts, historical documents, newspaper articles, courtroom proceedings, and intimate, domestic scenes--painting a vivid picture of a sadly familiar world."--Publisher's website.
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