Parallel Lives: A Social History of Lizzie A. Borden and Her Fall River

Parallel Lives A Social History of Lizzie A Borden and Her Fall River Lizzie A Borden For the majority the name conjures up visions of a hatchet wielding murderess blindly considered guilty of the horrific crime of parricide But the outcome of her sensational trial wa

  • Title: Parallel Lives: A Social History of Lizzie A. Borden and Her Fall River
  • Author: MichaelMartins Dennis A. Binette
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 304
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Lizzie A Borden For the majority, the name conjures up visions of a hatchet wielding murderess, blindly considered guilty of the horrific crime of parricide But the outcome of her sensational trial was quite the opposite Tried by due process, she was acquitted of all charges A free woman, she returned to Fall River, Massachusetts, her native city, to resume private liLizzie A Borden For the majority, the name conjures up visions of a hatchet wielding murderess, blindly considered guilty of the horrific crime of parricide But the outcome of her sensational trial was quite the opposite Tried by due process, she was acquitted of all charges A free woman, she returned to Fall River, Massachusetts, her native city, to resume private life Yet, regardless of that liberating decision, the specter of suspicion remained ever present, haunting Lizzie relentlessly for the rest of her days.And what of Fall River Few recollect its once glorious past when it was hailed as the Spindle City, largest producer of cotton cloth in the United States in this immesely lucrative textile center, the fabric that spewed from its mills generated great wealth, at the same time creating even greater poverty.Here is their story, as it has never been told In Parallel Lives, a picture is woven of Fall River during the 19th and early 20th centuries, the city that Lizzie knew and called home With that city as a backdrop, Lizzie s tale unfolds In researching this volume, the authors were permitted unprecendented access to myriad resources pertaining to Lizzie, held privately for generations Drawing on this important, previously unpublished material, including rare letters and photographs, this book is a breakthrough as a dual history of Fall River and its most infamous citizen Its pages reveal new material than all other books on the subject have done before combined Heretofore, Lizzie has been presented as a one dimensional character, defined by legend, innuendo, and outright lies Now, for the first time, we meet her as a far complex, complete individual whose personal life, albeit private, was one of grace and dignity Meet a different Lizzie A Borden, who was anything but the ogre fabricated by those who did not know her personally This is the story of the city and the woman who, for 66 years, shared Parallel Lives.

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    One thought on “Parallel Lives: A Social History of Lizzie A. Borden and Her Fall River”

    1. This is a FANTASTIC book! I am interested in not only Lizzie Borden, but all things Fall River, and this book has more than enough to satisfy both hungers. This is really the first biography of Lizzie Borden. There is loads of new information in it, including several never before seen photographs, letters, and other more personal items of Lizzie's. It is long and satisfying and I highly recommend it!You can read excerpts here: lizziebordenparallellives

    2. As a long-time student of the Borden case, I seriously thought I knew all there was to know about Lizzie Borden. Well I certainly was mistaken, all the more so after having just finished reading “Parallel Lives.” In reality, before this book, we knew very little about Lizzie Borden and the Fall River she called home and what little we did know about her was nothing more than tales told out of school and folklore. Very seldom does a book come along that totally surrounds you with an atmospher [...]

    3. A truly incredible read. Lizzie Andrew Borden is such an iconic, fictionalized and mythic figure in American history. The book keeps removing layer upon layer of the lore to help us better understand the real LAB. Monumental, herculean scholarship went into the writing of this piece. Given the breath of material, one recommendation would be to break 1000 page book into three separate volumes: The History of Fall River, The Borden Murders and The Maplecroft Years. Hoping for additional materials [...]

    4. Comprehensive, thorough, extraordinary.I do wish that all the Lizzie pages could be extracted out into a separate volume. This is literally difficult to hold and read due to its size--but of course, well worth the discomfort! :)

    5. No I did not read all 1175 pages. But I did read all the Lizzie-pages, and those alone are worth the price.

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