Monday 5 June 2006

Book ~ "Death in the Queen City: Clara Ford on Trial, 1895" - Patrick Brode (2006)

From ~ In 1895, Clara Ford, a penniless Black woman, was put on trial for murdering a young white man from one of the city's most prominent families. Viewed as a most unusual person, a tough, revolver-toting woman who often wore men's clothing, Clara Ford defied the norms of the Victorian ideal of womanhood. Believed to have been influenced by her earlier life in the United States, Clara provided flamboyant daily fodder for Toronto's six daily newspapers, whose journalists covered every detail, even drawing the attention of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Interesting story that happened in the neighbourhood just west of us. It's too bad the author's writing was very boring.

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