The Mysterious Death of Mary Rogers

The Mysterious Death of Mary Rogers : The Sex and Culture in Nineteenth-Century New York

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Amy Srebnick tells the story of the death of Mary Rogers, antebellum New York City's "Beautiful Cigar Girl". First believed murdered by rapists, later thought the victim of a failed abortion, Mary Rogers became a cause celebre. Drawing upon the events that surrounded Rogers's death, the author weaves a sensational narrative of sex, violence, and the city, and treats such subjects as the changing roles of women, the Penny Press, and abortion.
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  • Hardback | 238 pages
  • 157.48 x 236.22 x 25.4mm | 997.9g
  • New York, United States
  • halftones, bibliography
  • 019506237X
  • 9780195062373

About Amy Gilman Srebnick

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Amy Gilman Srebnick is Professor of History at Montclair State University. She was co-editor of The Mythmaking Frame of Mind: Social Imagination and American Culture.
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