Killed Strangely: The Death of Rebecca Cornell by Elaine Foreman Crane
"Killed Strangely is itself a strangely haunting work. Based on meticulous, often ingenious, research, it unfolds a compelling story of lives gone awry in the lost world of colonial America. Some parts are highly specific to that world; others are of universal significance. As such, the book makes a signal contribution to genre of microhistory."—John Demos, Yale University
"Killed Strangely is an engrossing piece of microhistory, a detective story, and a wonderful 'thought experiment' all rolled into one book. Crane's explorations of different possible explanations for Rebecca Cornell's mysterious death should prove fascinating to scholars and students alike."—Mary Beth Norton, Cornell University
Cornell University Press, February 2009, Softcover, 256 pages.