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Patricia Cline Cohen
Patricia Cline Cohen

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Patricia Cline Cohen is Professor of History and Acting Dean of the Humanities and Fine Arts at the University of California, Santa Barbara. From 1991 to 1996 she chaired the Women's Studies Program there. She is the author of A Calculating People: The Spread of Numeracy in Early America (1985) and of numerous articles and reviews, and a coauthor of The American Promise (1997).

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The Murder of Helen Jewett

Written by Patricia Cline Cohen


Format: eBook, 512 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 17, 2010
Price: $13.99

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The Murder of Helen Jewett

Written by Patricia Cline Cohen


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 29, 1999
Price: $17.95

A 1998 New York Times Notable Book of the Year

In 1836, the murder of a young prostitute made headlines in New York City and around the country, inaugurating a sex-and-death sensationalism in news reporting that haunts us today. Patricia Cline Cohen goes behind these first lurid accounts to reconstruct the story... Read more >
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