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The Trials of Laura FairSex, Murder, and Insanity in the Victorian West$
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Carole Haber

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9781469607580

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9781469607597_Haber

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The Fair Lunatic

The Fair Lunatic

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(p.177) 6 The Fair Lunatic
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The Trials of Laura Fair
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Carole Haber

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469607580.003.0007

This chapter describes events following Laura Fair's acquittal. In the decade following her release, Laura's behavior only seemed to reinforce the widely shared view that she was simply the most bold and audacious of all living women. Suing those who she felt unfairly controlled her fortune or slandered her reputation, she refused to retreat from public space. Instead, in an aborted lecture series and a privately published essay, she openly declared that she was a “true and pure woman” who had been attacked on all sides by powerful, vindictive men.

Keywords:   Laura Fair, murder trials, acquittal, women

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