The Historical Atlas of American Crime

The Historical Atlas of American Crime

by Fred Rosen
     
 

ISBN-10: 081604841X

ISBN-13: 9780816048410

Pub. Date: 05/28/2005

Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated

"From colonial times to the 21st century, crime has been a sinister but perennial element of American history. Emphasizing unlawful acts that were the first of their kind, The Historical Atlas of American Crime analyzes how geography, shifting populations, western expansion, and technological innovations shaped crime, law enforcement, and the criminal justice system.…  See more details below

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"From colonial times to the 21st century, crime has been a sinister but perennial element of American history. Emphasizing unlawful acts that were the first of their kind, The Historical Atlas of American Crime analyzes how geography, shifting populations, western expansion, and technological innovations shaped crime, law enforcement, and the criminal justice system. From fraud to kidnapping to murder, from outlaw gangs to organized crime to terrorism, this book recounts key criminal events, specific to different settings and time periods, that influenced the development of the United States." This reference book presents a new way of looking at crime in America. Organized into discrete historical periods, the entries are written in an engaging "you-are-there" style and are enhanced by more than 50 photographs, 40 black-and-white maps, and 16 color pages of historical maps.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816048410
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/28/2005
Series:
Facts on File Crime Library
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

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