Curious Punishments of Bygone Days

Curious Punishments of Bygone Days

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Travel back in time to the colonial era...and experience its world of true crime.  With renowned social historian Alice Morse Earle as your guide, explore crime and punishment, Colonial America style.  Featuring dazzling research and well-written text, Earle sifts through the truth of such ghoulish penalties as the pillories, the stocks, and the scarlet letter, cataloguing crimes and the horrifying ways in which those who transgressed the laws of Colonial America were made to pay for their sins.

Originally published in 1896, Alice Morse Earle was a social historian of wide repute, specializing on daily life in colonial America.  Known for her mastery of both her subject and the written word, Earle was a powerhouse of both form and function, allowing both her books and her reputation to live on.

Reprinted by a small American publisher based in Carlisle, Massachusetts, whose mission is to reprint historical works, telling authentic stories of people, places, ideas, and history. These enduring works engage cultural travelers, enrich communities, and inform future stewards for generations to come. 

Made in the United States of America.

Paperback.  7.3" l x 5" w x 0.6" h.