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Killed Strangely: The Death of Rebecca Cornell

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“It was Rebecca’s son, Thomas, who first realized the victim’s identity. His eyes were drawn to the victim’s head, and aided by the flickering light of a candle, he ‘clapt his hands and cryed out, Oh Lord, it is my mother.’ James Moills, a servant of Cornell . . . described Rebecca ‘lying on the floore, with fire about Her, from her Lower parts neare to the Armepits.’ He recognized her only ‘by her shoes.'”—from Killed Strangely

On a winter’s evening in 1673, tragedy descended on the…

Killed Strangely

Pub Date : 2002-08-15 | Author : Elaine Forman Crane | Publisher : Cornell University Press

ISBN 10 : 0801440025
ISBN 13 : 9780801440021

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ISBN 10 : 9780801462740
ISBN 13 : 0801462746

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ISBN 10 : 9781101603925
ISBN 13 : 1101603925

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Pub Date : 2018-05-15 | Author : Elaine Forman Crane | Publisher : Cornell University Press

ISBN 10 : 9781501721335
ISBN 13 : 150172133X

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ISBN 10 : 9781625845610
ISBN 13 : 1625845618

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ISBN 10 : 9781851094295
ISBN 13 : 1851094296

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