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Episode 18 - Women and Murder at the Turn of the Twentieth Century

Episode 18 - Women and Murder at the Turn of the Twentieth Century

Ever thought that the United States is a more violent
country than other ‘Western’ nations?  And, if so, have you ever wondered
why?  

On Episode 18 of American History Too! we
are joined by the University of Edinburgh’s Rian Sutton (@riansutton) to
discuss America’s more violent nature by looking at what one historian terms
its ‘homicide problem’ (n.b. it’s more complicated than guns and
cowboys!). 

The reasons for the US’s higher murder rate than Europe
since the mid-nineteenth century remain disputed and Rian, discussing her
research on women and murder, illuminates this ongoing debate. Rian also outlines
how women have murdered in the US, why some women have escaped
prosecution despite damning evidence, and how the public have often
reacted to such crimes.   

Finally, if you want to hear a whole lot of grizzly
anecdotes – mostly featu [...]

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