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Go and Get Your Living

Julie Miller

in Cry of Murder on Broadway: A Woman's Ruin and Revenge in Old New York

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501751486
eISBN:
9781501751509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501751486.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

The chapter recounts how Amelia Norman became part of a community during the six years that passed between the fall of 1834, when she arrived in New York as a girl of sixteen, and the spring of 1841, ... More


The Trial Begins

Julie Miller

in Cry of Murder on Broadway: A Woman's Ruin and Revenge in Old New York

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501751486
eISBN:
9781501751509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501751486.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

This chapter discusses Amelia Norman's attempt to hang herself in her cell on the morning of her trial on January 15, 1844 in the Court of Sessions in the Tombs. It cites Lydia Maria Child, who ... More


Jersey Maid and Damn Yankee

Julie Miller

in Cry of Murder on Broadway: A Woman's Ruin and Revenge in Old New York

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501751486
eISBN:
9781501751509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501751486.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

This chapter focuses on Amelia Norman, who was born around 1818 in a troubled household near the village of Sparta in Sussex County in New Jersey's mountainous northwest. It mentions two of Amelia's ... More


Verdict

Julie Miller

in Cry of Murder on Broadway: A Woman's Ruin and Revenge in Old New York

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501751486
eISBN:
9781501751509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501751486.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

This chapter looks at Recorder Frederick Augustus Tallmadge's opinion about how Henry Ballard's behavior toward Amelia Norman during the two years of their acquaintance could not be admitted as ... More


The Law of Seduction

Julie Miller

in Cry of Murder on Broadway: A Woman's Ruin and Revenge in Old New York

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501751486
eISBN:
9781501751509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501751486.003.0009
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

This chapter recounts how Lydia Maria Child had taken Amelia Norman to her home to live with her as an intimate of her family after she won the trial. It notes how Lydia kept track of Amelia during ... More


Harlot’s Fate

Julie Miller

in Cry of Murder on Broadway: A Woman's Ruin and Revenge in Old New York

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501751486
eISBN:
9781501751509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501751486.003.0010
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

This chapter reviews the later years and final fates of many of the players in Amelia Norman's story, such as Mike Walsh, the Democratic politician and journalist who had championed Amelia. It ... More


An Awful Place

Julie Miller

in Cry of Murder on Broadway: A Woman's Ruin and Revenge in Old New York

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501751486
eISBN:
9781501751509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501751486.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

This chapter highlights the city jail, where William Crummie took Amelia Norman on the night she attacked Henry Ballard. It describes the city jail as a massive, gloomy, stone structure known ... More


Defending Amelia Norman

Julie Miller

in Cry of Murder on Broadway: A Woman's Ruin and Revenge in Old New York

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501751486
eISBN:
9781501751509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501751486.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

This chapter introduces Amelia Norman, a twenty-five-year-old woman that was born in New Jersey and known as a servant, seamstress, and sometime prostitute. It recounts how Amelia failed to kill ... More


A Great Heart

Julie Miller

in Cry of Murder on Broadway: A Woman's Ruin and Revenge in Old New York

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501751486
eISBN:
9781501751509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501751486.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

This chapter discusses how Amelia Norman attracted new and influential friends during her time in the Tombs, which became more important to her than any of her fellow inmates proved to be. It ... More


I Am Murdered

Julie Miller

in Cry of Murder on Broadway: A Woman's Ruin and Revenge in Old New York

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501751486
eISBN:
9781501751509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501751486.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

This chapter refers to Joel Behrend, Amelia Norman's employer in his household who testified on her attempted murder case, claiming that her actions before the attempted murder made her seem crazy. ... More


Cry of Murder on Broadway: A Woman's Ruin and Revenge in Old New York

Julie Miller

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501751486
eISBN:
9781501751509
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501751486.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Crime and Justice

This book shows how a woman's desperate attempt at murder came to momentarily embody the anger and anxiety felt by many people at a time of economic and social upheaval and expanding expectations for ... More


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