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The murder of Helen Jewett

Patricia Cline Cohen

The murder of Helen Jewett

the life and death of a prostitute in nineteenth-century New York

by Patricia Cline Cohen

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Published by Vintage in New York, N.Y .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Jewett, Helen, -- 1813-1836,
  • Prostitutes -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography,
  • Prostitution -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 19th century,
  • Murder -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 19th century,
  • United States -- Moral conditions

  • Edition Notes

    StatementPatricia Cline Cohen.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHQ146.N7
    The Physical Object
    Pagination499 p. :
    Number of Pages499
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16255213M
    ISBN 100679740759

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The April murder of Helen Jewett, a prostitute in New York City, was an early example of a media sensation. The newspapers of the day ran lurid stories about the case, and the trial of her accused killer, Richard Robinson, became the focus of intense attention. Helen Jewett (Octo – Ap ) was an upscale New York City prostitute whose murder, along with the subsequent trial and acquittal of her alleged killer, Richard P.

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