Fall River

Fall River

An Authentic Narrative

Unknown - 1993
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Catharine Williams (1787-1872) lived most of her life in Rhode Island, where she supported herself and her daughter by a productive literary career. Her most compelling work, Fall River, last published in 1833, recreates a notorious incident in the ill-fated town of Fall River, Massachusetts: the trial of a Methodist minister for the murder of a pregnant mill worker whom it was suspected he had seduced. Williams's investigative report offers a vivid contemporary view of the lives of poor "factory girls" and of clerical corruption in the industrial towns of early New England. While ba.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1993.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxii, 170 pages) : portraits.
Additional Contributors: Caldwell, Patricia

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