The Historical Atlas of American Crime

The Historical Atlas of American Crime

by Fred Rosen
     
 

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ISBN-10: 081604841X

ISBN-13: 9780816048410

Pub. Date: 05/28/2005

Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated

It all started with murder in Virginia in 1587, when Captain John Lane decided to kill Native Americans for what he believed were stores of corn. From there and then crimes including kidnapping, highway robbery, insurrection spread north, south, and finally west, with sojourns into mass murder of prisoners, spying and assassination in the Civil War, and the decidedly

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It all started with murder in Virginia in 1587, when Captain John Lane decided to kill Native Americans for what he believed were stores of corn. From there and then crimes including kidnapping, highway robbery, insurrection spread north, south, and finally west, with sojourns into mass murder of prisoners, spying and assassination in the Civil War, and the decidedly deadly introduction of the six-shooter into settler life. Crime writer Rosen sorts the mayhem by time and place describing crimes and trends that influenced the course of American history and the steps taken to restore law and order, ranging from the early violence in Virginia to swindlers, bootleggers and felonious families across the US, right up to the rise of organized crime and terrorism. He includes period photographs and illustrations, popular song lyrics and newspaper stories as well as a comprehensive set of maps. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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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