By James D. Livingston
Arsenic and Clam Chowder recounts the sensational 1896 homicide trial of Mary Alice Livingston, a member of 1 of the main prestigious households in manhattan, who was once accused of murdering her personal mom, Evelina Bliss. the unusual tool of loss of life, an arsenic-laced pail of clam chowder, were brought to the sufferer by means of her ten-year-old granddaughter, and Livingston was once arrested in her mourning outfits instantly after attending her mother’s funeral. as well as being the mummy of 4 out-of-wedlock childrens, the final born in legal whereas she used to be waiting for trial, Livingston confronted the potential of being the 1st lady to be achieved in New York’s new-fangled electrical chair, and a majority of these lurid information made her arrest and trial the important concentration of an all-out circulate struggle then underway among Joseph Pulitzer’s World and Randolph Hearst’s Journal.
The tale is determined opposed to the electrical backdrop of Gilded Age new york. the coming of skyscrapers, vehicles, movies, and different sleek marvels within the Eighteen Nineties used to be remodeling city existence with breathtaking pace, simply because the battles of reformers opposed to vice, police corruption, and Tammany corridor have been reworking the city’s political existence. The aspiring flesh presser Teddy Roosevelt, the prolific inventor Thomas Edison, bon vivant Diamond Jim Brady, and his spouse Lillian Russell have been between Gotham’s larger-than-life personalities, they usually all performed cameo roles within the dramatic tale of Mary Alice Livingston and her arsenic-laced clam chowder. as well as telling a ripping stable tale, the e-book addresses a few social and criminal concerns, between them capital punishment, equivalent rights for girls, societal sexual criteria, inheritance legislation in regard to homicide, gender bias of juries, and the which means of “beyond a cheap doubt.”
Born June 23, 1930, in Brooklyn, ny, James D. Livingston studied engineering physics at Cornell college and bought a PhD in utilized physics from Harvard collage in 1956. considering retiring from basic electrical after a long occupation as a study physicist, he has been educating within the division of fabrics technology and Engineering at MIT. even if a physicist by means of career, he has lengthy had a robust curiosity in American historical past, and is the coauthor, with Sherry H. Penney, of A Very harmful lady: Martha Wright and Women’s Rights.
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