Never Seen the Moon : THE TRIALS OF EDITH MAXWELL

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  • Author(s): Sharon Hatfield
  • Publication Information:
    Urbana : University of Illinois Press. 2005
  • Additional Information
    • Publication Type:
      eBook.
    • Abstract:
      Never Seen the Moon carefully yet lucidly recreates a young woman's wild ride through the American legal system. In 1935, free-spirited young teacher Edith Maxwell and her mother were indicted for murdering Edith's conservative and domineering father, Trigg, late one July night in their Wise County, Virginia, home. Edith claimed her father had tried to whip her for staying out late. She said that she had defended herself by striking back with a high-heeled shoe, thus earning herself the sobriquet'slipper slayer.'Immediately granted celebrity status by the powerful Hearst press, Maxwell was also championed as a martyr by advocates of women's causes. National news magazines and even detective magazines picked up her story, Warner Brothers created a screen version, and Eleanor Roosevelt helped secure her early release from prison. Sharon Hatfield's brilliant telling of this true-crime story transforms a dusty piece of history into a vibrant thriller. Throughout the narrative, she discusses yellow journalism, the inequities of the jury system, class and gender tensions in a developing region, and a woman's right to defend herself from family violence.
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    • Related ISBNs:
      9780252030031. 9780252076336. 9780252099182.
    • Accession Number:
      964298696
    • Accession Number:
      1426799
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    • ABNT:
      SHARON HATFIELD. Never Seen the Moon : THE TRIALS OF EDITH MAXWELL. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2005. ISBN 9780252030031. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=1426799. Acesso em: 27 nov. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Sharon Hatfield. Never Seen the Moon : THE TRIALS OF EDITH MAXWELL. University of Illinois Press; 2005. Accessed November 27, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=1426799
    • APA:
      Sharon Hatfield. (2005). Never Seen the Moon : THE TRIALS OF EDITH MAXWELL. University of Illinois Press.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Sharon Hatfield. 2005. Never Seen the Moon : THE TRIALS OF EDITH MAXWELL. Urbana: University of Illinois Press. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=1426799.
    • Harvard:
      Sharon Hatfield (2005) Never Seen the Moon : THE TRIALS OF EDITH MAXWELL. Urbana: University of Illinois Press. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=1426799 (Accessed: 27 November 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Sharon Hatfield 2005, Never Seen the Moon : THE TRIALS OF EDITH MAXWELL, University of Illinois Press, Urbana, viewed 27 November 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Sharon Hatfield. Never Seen the Moon : THE TRIALS OF EDITH MAXWELL. University of Illinois Press, 2005. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=1426799.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Sharon Hatfield. Never Seen the Moon : THE TRIALS OF EDITH MAXWELL. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2005. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=1426799.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Sharon Hatfield. Never Seen the Moon : THE TRIALS OF EDITH MAXWELL [Internet]. Urbana: University of Illinois Press; 2005 [cited 2020 Nov 27]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e000xna&AN=1426799