The Trials of Laura Fair: Sex, Murder, and Insanity in the Victorian West

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The Trials of
LAURA FAIR
SEX, MURDER, AND INSANITY IN THE
VICTORIAN WEST

Carole Haber

The University of North Carolina Press Chapel Hill

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Figures ix
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Introduction - Laura Fair and the Unwritten Law 1
  • 1 - The She-Devil Known as Mrs. Laura D. Fair 11
  • 2 - The Case for the Prosecution 49
  • 3 - The Defense Responds 79
  • 4 - The Appeal 123
  • 5 - The Second Trial 147
  • 6 - The Fair Lunatic 177
  • Epilogue - The Many Faces of Laura Fair 207
  • Notes 229
  • Bibliography 289
  • Index 299
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