Jami Ake

Jami Ake is an Assistant Dean in the College of Arts & Sciences and a Senior Lecturer in the Interdisciplinary Project in the Humanities at Washington University in St. Louis.

Posts by Jami Ake

A Heinous Murder, A Sensational Trial, And How It Lives on in American Memory

Cara Robertson compellingly documents the known facts of the Borden case, and because she strategically avoids participating in a long tradition of sensationalizing the events of the murder and its aftermath, she is simultaneously able to tell the equally captivating story of the many ways that journalists, writers, and historians have shaped the mythology of Borden murders, beginning in the hours after the crime.