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 big apple, who used to be accused of murdering her personal mom, Evelina Bliss. the weird device 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 young children, the final born in criminal whereas she was once expecting trial, Livingston confronted the potential of being the 1st girl to be performed in New York’s new-fangled electrical chair, and some of these lurid info made her arrest and trial the imperative concentration of an all-out circulate conflict then underway among Joseph Pulitzer’s World and Randolph Hearst’s Journal.
The tale is decided opposed to the electrical backdrop of Gilded Age ny. the coming of skyscrapers, vehicles, films, and different sleek marvels within the Nineties used to be reworking city lifestyles 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 solid tale, the e-book addresses a couple of social and felony matters, 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 an inexpensive doubt.”
Born June 23, 1930, in Brooklyn, ny, James D. Livingston studied engineering physics at Cornell collage and bought a PhD in utilized physics from Harvard collage in 1956. seeing that retiring from normal electrical after a long profession as a study physicist, he has been educating within the division of fabrics technological know-how and Engineering at MIT. even supposing a physicist via occupation, 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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