Women, Murder and Domestic Violence Turn of the Century
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Learn the historical context behind I[Trifles].
Common Core Standards:
"Usually a woman convict is considered one of the lowest of God's creatures -- if, in truth, she is supposed to belong to Him at all -- for it is a well-known fact that society always considers a fallen woman a thousand times more depraved and contemptible than the self-same character of the masculine gender."
--from "Prison Work Among Women: Can They Be Reformed?" by Mrs. A.M.Waterman, Matron of the Female Department at the Anamosa Penitentiary, 1901
Though many aspects...
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