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Nameless Indignities

Unraveling the Mystery of One of Illinois's Most Infamous Crimes

Rights Contact
Susan L. Cash, Marketing Manager, Kent State University Press <scash@kent.edu>
Award(s)
2013 Foreword INDIEFAB Awards Gold Winner and 2014 IPPY Awards Bronze Winner
Book Website
https://www.namelessindignities.com
Contributor(s)
Susan Elmore
Publisher
Kent State University Press
ISBN-13
978-1-60635-159-8
Publication Date
May 15, 2013
Pages
344
Price
$34.95
Tags
#history
#truecrime
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2013 INDIEFAB GOLD/2014 IPPY BRONZE: In 1882, a young IL schoolteacher is brutally gang-raped and left for dead. She survives but her recovery is slowed by hysteria, amnesia, and unusual physical complications. Some of her wounds are so appalling that the press refers to them only as “nameless indignities.” The case spawns an attempted lynching, two suicides, and rumors that the victim lied. More shocking surprises surface post-trial, with the mystery persisting well into the 20th century.

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