3: Borden, Murderer or Icon?

May 05, 2020, 09:00 AM
Lizzie Borden took an ax and gave our culture a lot of weird stuff to mac on.
This week, we take a look at the American classic Borden murders. We will be taking a small look into Lizzie's psychological state, the theories behind who and why, and of course, how the media ran with it.
Over 100 years later and Lizzie's life is still a present influence in film and media.

  • Booth, R. (2013). Vengeful Daughter How Lizzie Borden got away with murder. American History, 47(6), 46.
  • Walters, C. (2014). Rumors, Lies and Alibis: How Newspapers Sensationalized the Lizzie Borden Murder Case, August 1892-June 1893. Atlanta Review of Journalism History, 11, 61–83.
  • Hartselle, S., & Myers, W. (2014). A daughter kills her parents: What role did psychopathy play in Lizzie Borden’s case? Brown University Child & Adolescent Behavior Letter, 30(1), 1–7.