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Love on Trial : An American Scandal in Black and White - Heidi Ardizzone

Love on Trial

An American Scandal in Black and White

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Published: 1st May 2002
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When Alice Jones, a former nanny, married Leonard Rhinelander in 1924, she became the first black woman to be listed in the Social Register as a member of one of New York's wealthiest families. Once news of the marriage became public, a scandal of race, class, and sex gripped the nation-and forced the couple into an annulment trial. "A compelling read."-"Boston Globe" "This is a great story....Earl Lewis and Heidi Ardizzone tell it very well."-"Chicago Tribune"

Introduction: Til Death Do Us Partp. ix
Waiting for Leonardp. 3
Who Was Alice Jones?p. 20
Broken Promisesp. 40
The Vamp and the Dupep. 48
Concessions of Racep. 63
Just a Commonplace Love Affairp. 79
On the Face of Itp. 102
A Man of Standingp. 118
The Fallen Princep. 136
The Last Veil Liftedp. 156
Revelationsp. 175
Before God and Man Be Fairp. 193
Awaiting the Verdictp. 202
The Trial Endsp. 216
Spotlights Are Slow to Fadep. 234
Conclusion: The Last Wordp. 252
Afterword: Researching and Writing Love on Trialp. 261
Endnotesp. 264
Acknowledgmentsp. 286
Indexp. 291
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ISBN: 9780393323092
ISBN-10: 0393323099
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st May 2002
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.1 x 14.0  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.36