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Sapphic Slashers: Sex, Violence, and American Modernity

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Description for Sapphic Slashers: Sex, Violence, and American Modernity Paperback. 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 clamoured to cover the ensuing "girl lovers" murder trial. Num Pages: 328 pages, 6 b&w photographs. BIC Classification: 1KBB; 3JH; 3JJ; DSBF; DSBH; GTB; JFSK1. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 5817 x 3963 x 22. Weight in Grams: 490.
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 locates in this sensationalized event the emergence of the lesbian in U.S. mass culture and shows how newly “modern” notions of normality and morality that arose from such cases still haunt and distort lesbian and gay politics to the present day.
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Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publication date
2001
Publisher
Duke University Press United States
Number of pages
328
Condition
New
Number of Pages
328
Place of Publication
North Carolina, United States
ISBN
9780822326175
SKU
V9780822326175
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About Lisa Duggan
Lisa Duggan is Associate Professor of American Studies and History at New York University. She is coauthor of Sex Wars: Sexual Dissent and Political Culture and coeditor of Our Monica, Ourselves: The Clinton Affair and National Interest.

Reviews for Sapphic Slashers: Sex, Violence, and American Modernity
“A book to die for! Theoretically sophisticated, yet written with clarity and elegance, Sapphic Slashers opens whole new worlds of understanding about sexuality, gender norms, racial injustice, violence, and the complex ways they are connected. Full of passion and intelligence, it made me think in fresh new ways about issues of great importance. Duggan’s is an amazing intellect.”—John D’Emilio, coauthor ... Read more

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