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By Susan Branson

In 1823, the History of the distinguished Mrs. Ann Carson rattled Philadelphia society and have become some of the most scandalous, and eagerly learn, memoirs of the age. This story of a girl who attempted to rescue her lover from the gallows and tried to kidnap the governor of Pennsylvania tantalized its viewers with illicit love, betrayal, and murder.

Carson's ghostwriter, Mary Clarke, used to be no much less bold. Clarke pursued risky institutions and wrote scandalous exposés in keeping with her personal and others' stories. She immersed herself on the planet of criminals and disreputable actors, utilizing her acquaintance with this demimonde to form a occupation as a sensationalist writer.

In Dangerous to Know, Susan Branson follows the attention-grabbing lives of Ann Carson and Mary Clarke, providing an interesting learn of gender and sophistication within the early 19th century. based on Branson, episodes in either women's lives illustrate their struggles inside a society that restricted women's actions and targets. She argues that either girls concurrently attempted to comply to and manage the dominant sexual, monetary, and social ideologies of the time. of their personal lives and during their writing, the pair challenged conventions prescribed by way of those ideologies to additional their very own ends and redefine what was once attainable for ladies in early American public life.

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