Curious Punishments of Bygone Days
By (author) Alice Morse Earle
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Curious Punishments of Bygone Days by Alice Morse Earle
Book DescriptionAlice Morse Earle was a social historian of great note at the turn of the century, and many of her books have lived on as well-researched and well-written texts of everyday life in Colonial America. Curious Punishments of Bygone Days was published in 1896. It is a catalog of early American crimes and their penalties, with chapters on the pillories, stocks, the scarlet letter, the ducking stool, discipline of authors and books (egad!), and four other horrifying examples of ways in which those who transgressed the laws of Colonial America were made to pay for their sins.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781557092496
(203mm x 127mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Applewood Books, U.S.
Publisher: Applewood Books, U.S.
Publish Date: 1-Mar-1995
Country of Publication: United States
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Sundials and Roses of Yesterday, Paperback (April 2013)
This highly illustrated 1902 work illuminates the social history of two 'garden delights': sundials and roses.
Home Life in Colonial Days (Dodo Press), Paperback / softback (October 2008)
Written in 1898, "Home Life" is a comprehensive account of the daily life and customs of the people of pre-Revolutionary America. Travel, meals, modes of dress, flower gardening, industry, social customs, and much more are described.
Two Centuries of Costume in America 1620-1820. Volume I (Illustrated Edition) (Dodo Press), Paperback / softback (January 2007)» View all books by Alice Morse Earle
Historical work on Colonial America from the American historian marked for her focus on small sociological details, invaluable for modern sociologists.
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