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The Trials of a Scold: The Incredible True Story of Writer Anne Royall

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It's been called the last great American witch trial: the story of journalist, muckraker and agitator Anne Royall. In 1829, she was convicted as a common scold, essentially for being critical and outspoken. 

During this hour of River to River, host Ben Kieffer talks with author Jeff Biggers about Royall, and one of the most bizarre trials in our nation's history. 

Lindsey Moon is IPR's Digital Producer
Ben Kieffer is the host of IPR's River to River