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The Resource Scandal and survival in nineteenth-century Scotland : the life of Jane Cumming, Frances B. Singh, (electronic resource)

Scandal and survival in nineteenth-century Scotland : the life of Jane Cumming, Frances B. Singh, (electronic resource)

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Scandal and survival in nineteenth-century Scotland : the life of Jane Cumming
Title
Scandal and survival in nineteenth-century Scotland
Title remainder
the life of Jane Cumming
Statement of responsibility
Frances B. Singh
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
PROVISIONAL-- FOR FORECASTING PURPOSES ONLY Her Scottish father put her in an institution in Calcutta when she was small. Guilt made her Highland gentry grandfather send for her, but he considered her an encumbrance and boarded her in Elgin. When she was an adolescent, her grandmother enrolled her in an Edinburgh boarding school where she developed a crush on one teacher and received harsh rebukes from the other. Brushed off by the former and chastised by the latter, she retaliated by alleging that they were sexually intimate. The teachers sued for libel; in the case that ensued, she was seen through sexist and racist lenses, constructed as an Other. While the case was still going on, she was married to a Presbyterian minister. If the idea was that he would tame her and make her conformable as other household Janes, the plan failed. He turned out to be a womanizer and Jane took revenge on him by reporting his unchaste behavior to his fellow ministers. Later she made a laughingstock of him by joining another church. Posthumously, she became a mean show-stopping character in a play by Lillian Hellman. Such was the life of Jane Cumming, the biracial woman whose recovered story is the subject of this biography. Spanning three continents and more than two centuries and based on archival research, The Encumbrance offers a sympathetic portrait of the protagonist, seeing her as a resilient figure who, when threatened by figures of authority, took arms against her sea of troubles so as to oppose and end them.--
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1947-
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Singh, Frances B.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Histories online
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  • Cumming, Jane
  • Racially mixed women
  • Racially mixed women
  • Trials (Libel)
  • Divorced women
  • Scotland
Label
Scandal and survival in nineteenth-century Scotland : the life of Jane Cumming, Frances B. Singh, (electronic resource)
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https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9781787444850/type/BOOK
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Publication
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Placing Jane -- Educating Jane (1) -- Educating Jane (2) -- Jane and the Lords of the Law (1) -- Jane and the Lords of the Law (2) -- Jane and William Tulloch -- Jane, posthumously -- Conclusion: Assessing Jane
Control code
CR9781787444850
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxxviii, 318 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781580469555
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1143391267
Label
Scandal and survival in nineteenth-century Scotland : the life of Jane Cumming, Frances B. Singh, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9781787444850/type/BOOK
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Placing Jane -- Educating Jane (1) -- Educating Jane (2) -- Jane and the Lords of the Law (1) -- Jane and the Lords of the Law (2) -- Jane and William Tulloch -- Jane, posthumously -- Conclusion: Assessing Jane
Control code
CR9781787444850
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxxviii, 318 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781580469555
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1143391267

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