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The Scapegoat

Toni Bentley

in Sisters of Salome

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300090390
eISBN:
9780300127256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300090390.003.0011
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Mata Hari was convicted of espionage against France and placed on death row in the notorious Paris prison of Saint-Lazare. This chapter describes how she ended up in a rat-infested prison when exotic ... More


The Hindu Hoaxe

Toni Bentley

in Sisters of Salome

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300090390
eISBN:
9780300127256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300090390.003.0010
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on Margaretha Geertruida Zelle's new life in Paris after leaving her husband. Margaretha became a part of the demimonde—the working women, the theatrical women, singers, ... More


The Legendary Backlash

Toni Bentley

in Sisters of Salome

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300090390
eISBN:
9780300127256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300090390.003.0012
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter considers the implications of Mata Hari's life and death. It suggests that her posthumous life as the ultimate femme fatale spy has not only been more glamorous than her real life ever ... More


Sisters of Salome

Toni Bentley

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300090390
eISBN:
9780300127256
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300090390.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

As the nineteenth century gave way to the twentieth, a short-lived but extraordinary cultural phenomenon spread throughout Europe and the United States—“Salomania.” The term was coined when biblical ... More


Intoxication

Toni Bentley

in Sisters of Salome

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300090390
eISBN:
9780300127256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300090390.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter presents the story of Mata Hari, the most famous female spy of the twentieth century, who was condemned to a death by firing squad. Her story, like so many women's and like Salome's, ... More


The Little Dutch Girl

Toni Bentley

in Sisters of Salome

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300090390
eISBN:
9780300127256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300090390.003.0009
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter describes the life of Margaretha Geertruida Zelle, a.k.a Mata Hari. It covers her abusive marriage to Rudolph Macleod; the fatal poisoning of her son Norman John by his nurse in 1899; ... More


Introduction: Colette's Breast

Toni Bentley

in Sisters of Salome

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300090390
eISBN:
9780300127256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300090390.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This introductory chapter first describes the author's inspiration for writing this book, namely the image of French novelist Sidonie Gabrielle Colette's left breast, which symbolized something that ... More


Countering Enemy Spies, Rescuing POWs, and Dealing with Collaborators

Brian Masaru Hayashi

in Asian American Spies: How Asian Americans Helped Win the Allied Victory

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780195338850
eISBN:
9780190092856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195338850.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Asian History

Asian Americans joined X-2 (the counterintelligence branch) and were involved in spy hunts. They were not always successful, as the Japanese Mata Hari’s spy ring eluded capture. Yet Asian American ... More


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