Bruce Dorsey on America’s First True Crime Phenomenon

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Andrew talks to Bruce Dorsey, author of Murder in a Mill Town, about the first true crime that captivated America.

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Bruce Dorsey is a Professor of History at Swarthmore College. He is the author of the award-winning Reforming Men and Women: Gender in the Antebellum City. He lives in New York City and Swarthmore, Pennsylvania. His latest book is Murder in a Mill Town: Sex, Faith, and the Crime that Captivated a Nation.

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