01-08-2022, 12:17 PM
epub | 1.15 MB | English | Isbn: B0B5VDF59H | Author: Bill Shaffer | Year: 2022
Quote:An Alexander Hamilton heir, a beautiful female con artist, an abandoned baby, and the shocking courtroom drama that was splashed across front pages from coast to coast-this is the fascinating true story behind one of the greatest scandals of the Gilded Age . . .
It's a story almost too tawdry to be true-a con woman prostitute who met the descendant of a Founding Father in a brothel, duped him into marriage using an infant purchased from a baby farm, then went to prison for stabbing the couple's baby nurse-all while in a common-law marriage with another man. The scandal surrounding Evangeline and Robert Ray Hamilton, though little known today, was one of the sensations of the Gilded Age, a sordid, gripping tale involving bigamy, bribery, sex, and violence.
When the salacious Hamilton story emerged in during Eva's trial for the August 1889 stabbing, it commanded unprecedented national and international newspaper coverage thanks to the...
Category:Nonfiction, History, Crime, True Crime, Historical, Biography, North American Hi..., American History, Mystery, Biography Memoir