Don't Call Us Molls

Don't Call Us Molls

Women of the John Dillinger Gang

Book - 2002
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Baker & Taylor
Uses eyewitness accounts and courtroom and prison records to explore the history of the female companions of the Depression-era bank-robbing gang.

Independent Publishing Group
"Buried under decades of stereotype and parody, the true history of the female companions of the Great Depression's bank-robbing gang is uncovered. Don't Call Us Molls carefully examines the legacy of the Dillinger women using eyewitness and descendants' accounts as well as courtroom and prison records. This book explores the collective experience of these fugitives and offers a thoughtful, well-informed commentary on past attitudes toward the marginalized women of the dayùthe lawbreakers, the informers, and a lone female sheriff. FBI memos, court transcripts, and never-before-published photos reveal the events experienced by women under siege, resurrecting historical figures and their private behavior. This history lays bare the personal lives of the wives and girlfriends of the public enemies of the 1930s and examines how their conflicting loyalties were challenged and exploited by unrelenting pressure of the United States government to betray their men."

Clinton Cook Pub Corp
Buried under decades of stereotype and parody, the true history of the female companions of the Great Depression's bank-robbing gang is uncovered. Don't Call Us Molls carefully examines the legacy of the Dillinger women using eyewitness and descendants' accounts as well as courtroom and prison records. This book explores the collective experience of these fugitives and offers a thoughtful, well-informed commentary on past attitudes toward the marginalized women of the day - the lawbreakers, the informers, and a lone female sheriff. FBI memos, court transcripts, and never-before published photos reveal the events experienced by women under siege, resurrecting historical figures and their private behavior. This history lays bare the personal lives of the wives and girlfriends of the public enemies of the 1930s and examines how their conflicting loyalties were challenged and exploited by unrelenting pressure of the Unites States government to betray their men.

Publisher: Little Neck, N.Y. : Clinton Cook Pub., c2002
ISBN: 9780971720008
0971720002
Branch Call Number: 364.1092 P864d
Characteristics: xviii, 485 p. : ill., ports. ; 23 cm

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