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Colonial Law in America
     

Colonial Law in America

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by Robert M. Reed
 
Forty lashes for committing adultery? Children taken from their parents for being unruly? Loss of an ear - or even your life -- for stealing? These were the harsh punishments doled out for such crimes in Colonial America during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Learn what happened to horse thieves and Sabbath breakers or people engaging in idleness in the

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Forty lashes for committing adultery? Children taken from their parents for being unruly? Loss of an ear - or even your life -- for stealing? These were the harsh punishments doled out for such crimes in Colonial America during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Learn what happened to horse thieves and Sabbath breakers or people engaging in idleness in the thirteen original colonies. Accompanied by 30 postcard images, more than twenty-five "crimes" are covered in this view of law and justice in the 1600s and 1700s. It'll make you appreciate that you live in the twenty-first century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764337802
Publisher:
Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
Publication date:
06/28/2011
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Robert Reed is an award-winning journalist. He has written about antiques, collectibles, and American history for over two decades.

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Colonial Law in America 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Reed's book was a great read on information about the legal system as it was in colonial days. The information was well researched. This is a must read for those interested in the legal system to see how harsh our laws were in the past.