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Title:
The Notorious Elizabeth Tuttle Marriage, Madness, and Murder in the Family of Jonathan Edwards
Author:
Chamberlain, Mary Ava.
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Edition:
1
Physical Description:
1 online resource (273 p.)
Summary:
"Long before there was Lizzie Borden, there were ax murders, insanity, and torn families in New England. No one has tackled the issues of domestic violence, divorce, murder, and madness in colonial New England in the masterly way that Chamberlain does in this historical detective story. The saga of Elizabeth Tuttle and her extended family sheds a light on the sometimes unpleasant realities of a romanticized past. At every turn, the author grounds the individual tragedies of Elizabeth and her families in the rich context of early modern Anglo-American society, drawing meaning from individual events. Anyone interested in seriously confronting the true past behind Elizabeth's grandson Jonathan Edwards, America's most influential religious figure, must come to grips with this revealing study."
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Description based upon print version of record.
Language:
English
Contents:
Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Note on Sources; Introduction; Prologue; 1 Hardy Puritan Pioneers; 2 Three Struggling Patriarchs; 3 A Brutal Murder; 4 A Criminal Lunatic; 5 A Messy Divorce; 6 The Inheritance; 7 Blood Will Tell; Conclusion; Notes; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; W; Y; About the Author
ISBN:
9780814723739
Format :
eBook

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