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Hannah Mary Tabbs and the Disembodied Torso - A Tale of Race, Sex, and Violence in America (Hardcover) Loot Price: R333
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Hannah Mary Tabbs and the Disembodied Torso - A Tale of Race, Sex, and Violence in America (Hardcover): Kali Nicole Gross
Hannah Mary Tabbs and the Disembodied Torso - A Tale of Race, Sex, and Violence in America (Hardcover): Kali Nicole Gross

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Hannah Mary Tabbs and the Disembodied Torso - A Tale of Race, Sex, and Violence in America (Hardcover)

Kali Nicole Gross

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Shortly after a dismembered torso was discovered by a pond outside Philadelphia in 1887, investigators homed in on two suspects: Hannah Mary Tabbs, a married, working class, black woman, and George Wilson, a former neighbor that Tabbs implicated after her arrest. As details surrounding the shocking case emerged, both the crime and ensuing trial - which spanned several months - were featured in the national press. The trial brought otherwise taboo subjects such as illicit sex, adultery, and domestic violence in the black community to public attention. At the same time, the mixed race of the victim and one of his assailants exacerbated anxieties over the purity of whiteness in the post-Reconstruction era. In Hannah Mary Tabbs and the Disembodied Torso, historian Kali Nicole Gross uses detectives' notes, trial and prison records, local newspapers, and other archival documents to reconstruct this ghastly who-done-it true crime in all its scandalous detail. In doing so, she gives the crime context by analyzing it against broader evidence of police treatment of black suspects and violence within the black community. A fascinating work of historical recreation, Hannah Mary Tabbs and the Disembodied Torso is sure to captivate anyone interested in true crime, adulterous love-triangles gone wrong, and the racially volatile world of post-Reconstruction Philadelphia.

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Imprint: Oxford UniversityPress
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2016
Authors: Kali Nicole Gross (Professor of African American Studies)
Dimensions: 216 x 148 x 23mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Cloth over boards
Pages: 232
ISBN-13: 978-0-19-024121-6
Barcode: 9780190241216
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LSN: 0-19-024121-7

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