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"The Devil Made Me Do It!"-Crime & Punishment in Early New Engand
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"The Devil Made Me Do It!"-Crime & Punishment in Early New Engand Juliet Mofford In spite of common myth, Puritans were anything but pure as the crimes and misdemeanors described in this book demonstrate Historian Mofford considers changes in criminal behavior and punishments over time 17th century citizens were urged to spy on their neighbors and report any misdeeds like Quarrelsome couples who soon found themselves locked in the pillory ScarletIn spite of common myth, Puritans were anything but pure as the crimes and misdemeanors described in this book demonstrate Historian Mofford considers changes in criminal behavior and punishments over time 17th century citizens were urged to spy on their neighbors and report any misdeeds like Quarrelsome couples who soon found themselves locked in the pillory Scarlet Letters, wanton dalliance, Sabbath breaking, blasphemy, tiefin , fornication, infanticide, arson, and debt Colonial laws were easily broken and malefactors who broke them, swiftly punished Exactly how did our ancestors deal with murder and mayhem And who committed the first murder What was it like to be incarcerated in prison back then and what were the turn key s duties Why were hangings considered Publick Spectacles.Drawing on early court dockets, trial testimonies, diaries, sermons, gaolers records, and other primary sources, Mofford investigates actual cases from a time when punishment was public humiliation and accused felons pleaded their own defense with The Devil made me do it Sections include the invasion of Quakers, female felons such as railing scolds and malefic witches, as well as bold pirates.Illustrated with period graphics, gravestones, and colonial jail scenes.. The Devil Made Me Do It Crime Punishment in Early New Engand In spite of common myth Puritans were anything but pure as the crimes and misdemeanors described in this book demonstrate Historian Mofford considers changes in criminal behavior and punishments over
  • Title: "The Devil Made Me Do It!"-Crime & Punishment in Early New Engand
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