Women who Kill

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Beacon Press, 1980 - Social Science - 448 pages
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This international bestseller explores how and why women have killed throughout American history--and what their cases reveal about social prejudices and legal practices that still prevail. From Lizzie Borden to Jean Harris, these tales of crime and punishment uncover hard truths about American society and women's place in it.

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Ann Jones received an M.A. from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin. Her travel essays and photographs have appeared in many newspapers and magazines, among them "The New York Times, Conde Nast Traveler, Town & Country, Women's Sports & Fitness, Outside, National Geographic Traveler, and "Spur. She is the author of five other books. Ann Jones lives in New York's Hudson River Valley.

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