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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


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


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


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


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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