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- DescriptionFreda adjusted to this fate with an ease that stunned a heartbroken Alice. Her desperation grew with each unanswered letter-and her father's razor soon went missing. On January 25, Alice publicly slashed her ex-fiancee's throat. Her same-sex love was deemed insane by her father that very night, and medical experts agreed. This was a dangerous and incurable perversion. As the courtroom was expanded to accommodate national interest, Alice spent months in jail - including the night that three of her fellow prisoners were lynched (an event which captured the attention of journalist and civil rights activist Ida B. Wells). After a jury of the finest men in Memphis declared Alice insane, she was remanded to an asylum, where she died under mysterious circumstances just a few years later. Alice and Freda Forever recounts this tragic, real-life love story with over 100 illustrated love letters, maps, artifacts, historical documents, newspaper articles, courtroom proceedings, and intimate, domestic scenes - painting a vivid picture of a sadly familiar world.
- Author BiographyAlexis Coe has contributed to the Atlantic, Slate, the Paris Review Daily, the Hairpin, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Modern Farmer, and many others. She is a columnist at the Awl and the Toast, and holds an MA in early twentieth-century American history. Before moving to San Francisco, Alexis was a research curator at the New York Public Library.
- Author(s)Alexis Coe
- PublisherOrange Avenue Publishing
- Date of Publication09/10/2014
- SubjectTrue Crime
- Place of PublicationSan Francisco, CA
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintZest Books
- Content Note100 b/w illustrations & newspaper clippings
- Weight499 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Illustrator(s)Sally Klann
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