The Affair of the Veiled Murderess

The Affair of the Veiled Murderess

An Antebellum Scandal and Mystery

eBook - 2011
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Univ of New York Press
An account of a mysterious murder committed in nineteenth-century Troy, New York, and the sensational trial that ensued.

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This historical true crime narrative examines the trial of Henrietta Robinson for the murder to two Irish immigrants in 1853. Drawing upon contemporary press reports, court documents and other primary sources, Adler, the author of several works on early American history, describes the day by day details of the trial and further presents a discussion of the political and cultural issues of the time that fueled the public's fascination with the beautiful and mysterious veiled defendant. The work includes numerous black and white illustrations. An imprint of State University of New York Press. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Albany, N.Y. : Excelsior Editions/State University of New York Press, ©2011
ISBN: 9781441688873
Characteristics: 1 online resource (ix, 313 pages) : illustrations


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