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The notorious Mrs. Clem

Wendy Gamber

The notorious Mrs. Clem

murder and money in the Gilded Age

by Wendy Gamber

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Murder,
  • Women murderers,
  • Case studies,
  • History,
  • Biography,
  • Crime

  • About the Edition

    In September 1868, the remains of Jacob and Nancy Jane Young were found lying near the banks of Indiana"s White River. Suspicion for both deaths turned to Nancy Clem, a housewife who was also one of Mr. Young"s former business partners. Wendy Gamber chronicles the life and times of this charming and persuasive Gilded Age confidence woman, who became famous not only as an accused murderess but also as an itinerant peddler of patent medicine and the supposed originator of the Ponzi scheme.

    Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementWendy Gamber
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHV6248.C468 G36 2016
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 305 pages
    Number of Pages305
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27217771M
    ISBN 101421420201
    ISBN 109781421420202
    LC Control Number2015036004
    OCLC/WorldCa922836242

    In The Notorious Mrs. Clem, Wendy Gamber chronicles the life and times of this charming and persuasive Gilded Age confidence woman, who became famous not only as an accused murderess but also as an itinerant peddler of patent medicine and the supposed originator of the Ponzi scheme. Clem's story is a shocking tale of friendship and betrayal. The Notorious Mrs. Clem and probable prior acquaintance with the county sherif, they occupied privileged positions within the jail hierarchy. Abrams was appointed “grub boss” and given the only iron bedstead in the jail; other prisoners slept on mattresses on the floor. All inmates were free to socialize during the day and early : Wendy Gamber.

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    Download Citation | The notorious Mrs. Clem: Murder and money in the Gilded Age | In September , the remains of Jacob and Nancy Jane Young were found lying near the banks of Indiana's White River. Suspicion for both deaths turned to Nancy Clem, a housewife who was also one of Mr. Young's former business partners. In The Notorious Mrs. Clem, Wendy Gamber chronicles the life and times of this charming and persuasive Gilded Age confidence woman, who became famous not only as an accused murderess but also as an itinerant peddler of patent.


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Clem, Wendy Gamber chronicles the life and times of this charming and persuasive Gilded Age confidence woman, who became famous not only as an accused murderess but also as an itinerant peddler of patent medicine and the supposed originator of the Ponzi scheme.

Clem’s story is a shocking tale of friendship and betrayal Author: Wendy Gamber. The Notorious Mrs. Clem has an intriguing point of reference: The post-Civil War era, when the economy was unregulated, speculators abounded and con artists had a field day.

Nancy Clem was one of those scoundrels, and Wendy Gamber, the author of Brand: Johns Hopkins University Press. The sensational murders of successful businessman, Jacob Young and his wife in Indianapolis, inexposed a web of financial fraud involving some of the most influential men in the city.

Circumstantial evidence soon pointed to Mrs. Nancy E. Clem, mastermind of the fraudulent scheme, as the perpetrator of the murders. The notorious Mrs.

Clem, however, proved remarkably hard to convict. In The Notorious Mrs. Clem, Wendy Gamber chronicles the life and times of this charming and persuasive Gilded Age confidence woman, who became famous not only as an accused murderess but also as an itinerant peddler of patent medicine and the supposed originator of the Ponzi scheme.

Clem’s story is a shocking tale of friendship and betrayal. The Notorious Mrs. Clem covers the life of Nancy Clem who allegedly murdered Jacob and Nancy Young as part of a scheme to reclaim money from illicit loans and an equivalent of a 19th century Ponzi scheme in Indiana.

This book which focuses on the murder, trails, and aftermath of what happened to Mrs. Clem is well documented and researched.4/5(2). Things got nasty in when a Ponzi-type scheme went awry, Jacob and Nancy Jane Young were found dead by a river in Indiana, and the outwardly respectable Mrs Clem became the notorious Mrs Clem.

Five trials later, the murder verdict had been challenged more often than we’ve all had hot dinners, and the charge that finally stuck was for. Indianapolis’s Female Economy: The Work History of the Notorious Mrs. Clem Wendy Gamber This essay draws on my book, The Notorious Mrs.

Clem: Murder and Money in the Gilded Age, which chronicles the life and times of an alleged (and probably actual) Indianapolis murderess. Nancy Clem may strike readers as a strange inspiration for a.

Notorious Mrs. Clem: Murder and Money in the Gilded Age†becomes a tedious read. This is a very detailed, academic work about crime & punishment in mid 19th-century America, and how it intersected with the position of women within society.

In The Notorious Mrs. Clem, Wendy Gamber narrates the tale of Nancy Clem who, along with a business associate and her brother, was accused of murdering Jacob Young and Nancy Jane Young in Indiana in Although both of her co-defendants were convicted, one was released after serving ten years, and the other committed suicide, Clem was spared their : Carole Haber.

New from the Johns Hopkins University Press: The Notorious Mrs. Clem: Murder and Money in the Gilded Age by Wendy Gamber. About the book, from the publisher:In Septemberthe remains of Jacob and Nancy Jane Young were found lying near the banks of Indiana’s White River.

It was a gruesome scene. Gamber's newest book, "The Notorious Mrs. Clem: Murder and Money in the Gilded Age," is about a grisly 19th century double homicide in Indianapolis. The book, published by. The Notorious Mrs.

Clem Murder and Money in the Gilded Age (Book): Gamber, Wendy: In Septemberthe remains of Jacob and Nancy Jane Young were found lying near the banks of Indiana's White River. Suspicion for both deaths turned to Nancy Clem, a housewife who was also one of Mr.

Young's former business partners. Wendy Gamber chronicles the life and times of this charming and. JHUP goes Behind the Book with Wendy Gamber, author of fascinating new book The Notorious Mrs.

Clem: Murder and Money in the Gilded Age. Q: Why did you decide to write this book. I’m a nosy person. Several years ago I thought it might be fun to research. Hollywood: make this book into a movie right now! Wendy Gamber's The Notorious Mrs. Clem: Murder and Money in the Gilded Age has all the trappings of an Oscar-worthy period piece: murder, intrigue, fashion, epic court battles, a cameo from future U.S.

President Benjamin Harrison, and at the heart of it all is sex (okay, maybe more like questions of gender) and money.Nancy Clem, a seemingly harmless Indianapolis housewife had been accused of being a participant in a particularly lurid double murder which took place just outside Indianapolis in Over the course of five trials the actions of Mrs.

Clem, the Notorious Mrs. Clem of the headlines, were scrutinized and dissected.In The Notorious Mrs. Clem, Wendy Gamber chronicles the life and times of this charming and persuasive Gilded Age confidence woman, who became famous not only as an accused murderess but also as an itinerant peddler of patent medicine and the supposed originator of the Ponzi scheme.

Clem’s story is a shocking tale of friendship and betrayal 3/5.