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The Resource Be good, sweet maid : the trials of Dorothy Joudrie, Audrey Andrews, (electronic resource)

Be good, sweet maid : the trials of Dorothy Joudrie, Audrey Andrews, (electronic resource)

Label
Be good, sweet maid : the trials of Dorothy Joudrie
Title
Be good, sweet maid
Title remainder
the trials of Dorothy Joudrie
Statement of responsibility
Audrey Andrews
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"January 21, 1995: Dorothy Joudrie is arrested for attempting to murder her estranged husband. Soon after, Audrey Andrews begins to write her book. Audrey and Dorothy had known each other as children, but the identification of Andrews with Joudrie goes beyond merely the accident of a childhood acquaintance. It has to do with being subjected to the same societal constraints placed on girls and women during the years immediately following World War II, the years in which they had prepared for their adult lives. Expectations, placidly accepted then, are now seen as unrealistic and unreasonable. Did these expectations have some part in causing the tragedy in Dorothy Joudrie's life?" "When Andrews attempted to understand why Dorothy Joudrie had tried to kill her husband, and to write Joudrie's story, she began to examine her own life, her own expectations - those she had of herself and those others had of her. She determined to show carefully and accurately the damage that had been done to one woman - damage that is still being done to many others - through prejudice, attitudes, traditons and the institutions that are still the foundation of our society, and of our lives, every day."
Member of
Cataloging source
MiAaPQ
Dewey number
345.71/025
Index
index present
LC call number
KF224.J48
LC item number
A64 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Life writing series
Series volume
9
Label
Be good, sweet maid : the trials of Dorothy Joudrie, Audrey Andrews, (electronic resource)
Link
https://mccc.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/mccc-ebooks/detail.action?docID=772373
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Control code
EBC772373
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xvi, 275 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC772373
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL772373
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10141351
  • (OCoLC)753480539
Label
Be good, sweet maid : the trials of Dorothy Joudrie, Audrey Andrews, (electronic resource)
Link
https://mccc.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/mccc-ebooks/detail.action?docID=772373
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Control code
EBC772373
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xvi, 275 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC772373
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL772373
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10141351
  • (OCoLC)753480539
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