Scoundrels in Law
Cait Murphy presents a history of the law firm Howe and Hummel, which played a significant role in the courtrooms of post-Civil War New York City. William Howe and Abraham Hummel defended a large swath of the city’s residents from socialites and politicians to bank robbers and pickpockets who through their exploits and court cases provide insight into Gilded Age New York. Cait Murphy discussed her book at The Corner Bookstore in New York City. She focused on the famous people who were associated with Howe and Hummel. She also responded to questions from members of the audience. close
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