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The Resource We keep the dead close : a murder at Harvard and a half century of silence, Becky Cooper

We keep the dead close : a murder at Harvard and a half century of silence, Becky Cooper

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We keep the dead close : a murder at Harvard and a half century of silence
Title
We keep the dead close
Title remainder
a murder at Harvard and a half century of silence
Statement of responsibility
Becky Cooper
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"1969: the height of counterculture and the year universities would seek to curb the unruly spectacle of student protest the winter that Harvard University would begin the tumultuous process of merging with Radcliffe, its all-female sister school and the year that Jane Britton, an ambitious 23-year-old graduate student in Harvard's Anthropology Department and daughter of Radcliffe Vice President J. Boyd Britton, would be found bludgeoned to death in her Cambridge, Massachusetts apartment. Forty years later, Becky Cooper a curious undergrad, will hear the first whispers of the story. In the first telling the body was nameless. The story was this: a Harvard student had had an affair with her professor, and the professor had murdered her in the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology because she'd threatened to talk about the affair. Though the rumor proves false, the story that unfolds, one that Cooper will follow for ten years, is even more complex: a tale of gender inequality in academia, a 'cowboy culture' among empowered male elites, the silencing effect of institutions, and our compulsion to rewrite the stories of female victims. WE KEEP THE DEAD CLOSE is a memoir of mirrors, misogyny, and murder. It is at once a rumination on the violence and oppression that rules our revered institutions, a ghost story reflecting one young woman's past onto another's present, and a love story for a girl who was lost to history"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
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Cooper, Becky
Dewey number
364.152/3092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV6534.C24
LC item number
C55 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Britton, Jane
  • Harvard University
  • Murder
  • Cold cases (Criminal investigation)
  • Murder victims
  • Women graduate students
  • Women in higher education
  • Sex discrimination in higher education
Label
We keep the dead close : a murder at Harvard and a half century of silence, Becky Cooper
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The story -- The girl -- The rumor -- The myth -- The echo -- The legacy -- The resolution
Control code
on1202084839
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
499 pages
Isbn
9781538746837
Lccn
2020022711
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1202084839
Label
We keep the dead close : a murder at Harvard and a half century of silence, Becky Cooper
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The story -- The girl -- The rumor -- The myth -- The echo -- The legacy -- The resolution
Control code
on1202084839
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
499 pages
Isbn
9781538746837
Lccn
2020022711
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1202084839

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