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The Resource Hannah Mary Tabbs and the disembodied torso : a tale of race, sex, and violence in America, Kali Nicole Gross

Hannah Mary Tabbs and the disembodied torso : a tale of race, sex, and violence in America, Kali Nicole Gross

Label
Hannah Mary Tabbs and the disembodied torso : a tale of race, sex, and violence in America
Title
Hannah Mary Tabbs and the disembodied torso
Title remainder
a tale of race, sex, and violence in America
Statement of responsibility
Kali Nicole Gross
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Shortly after a dismembered torso was discovered by a pond outside Philadelphia in 1887, investigators homed in on two suspects: Hannah Mary Tabbs, a married, working-class, black woman, and George Wilson, a former neighbor whom Tabbs implicated after her arrest. As details surrounding the shocking case emerged, both the crime and ensuing trial brought otherwise taboo subjects such as illicit sex, adultery, and domestic violence in the black community to public attention. At the same time, the mixed race of the victim and one of his assailants exacerbated anxieties over the purity of whiteness in the post-Reconstruction era
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gross, Kali N.
Dewey number
364.152/3092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6534.P5
LC item number
G76 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tabbs, Hannah Mary
  • Murder
  • Family violence
  • African Americans
  • African American women
  • Racially mixed people
  • United States
Label
Hannah Mary Tabbs and the disembodied torso : a tale of race, sex, and violence in America, Kali Nicole Gross
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 157-211) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Handle with care -- The woman found -- To do him bodily harm -- Wavy hair and nearly white skin -- Held for trial -- A most revolting deed -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn907657561
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
220 pages
Isbn
9780190241216
Lccn
2015032082
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025682395
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)907657561
Label
Hannah Mary Tabbs and the disembodied torso : a tale of race, sex, and violence in America, Kali Nicole Gross
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 157-211) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Handle with care -- The woman found -- To do him bodily harm -- Wavy hair and nearly white skin -- Held for trial -- A most revolting deed -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn907657561
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
220 pages
Isbn
9780190241216
Lccn
2015032082
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025682395
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)907657561

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