Most Americans are familiar with the popular children’s rhyme about the accused Massachusetts woman Lizzie Borden and the 40, and subsequent 41, whacks she supposedly inflicted on her parents during their violent assassinations in the family home. However, few people know much about the actual history behind the Borden story. Over generations, popular depictions in literature, film, and television have skewed the details.
Marino, K. (2019). [Review of the book Lizzie Borden on trial: Murder, ethnicity, and gender, by J.A. Conforti]. Historical Journal of Massachusetts, 47(1), 169-175.