Early American Criminals: An American Newgate Calendar, Chronicling the Lives of the Most Notorious Criminal Offenders from Colonial America and the New Republic

5 avg rating
( 1 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780983674429: Early American Criminals: An American Newgate Calendar, Chronicling the Lives of the Most Notorious Criminal Offenders from Colonial America and the New Republic
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Most books about crime in colonial America focus on blasphemers, adulterers, and witches burning at the stake. Not this book. In Early American Criminals, crime historian, Anthony Vaver, examines early America’s most notorious criminals: burglars, murderers, pirates, counterfeiters, and other offenders who would be recognized as criminals even by today’s standards. Vaver uncovers the dark, compelling, and even humorous stories from America’s earliest criminal underworld: a New England burglar who walked through the unlocked door of a goldsmith to rob his store a second time; a man who sat all morning on his roof in fear that someone walking by might harm him, but who ended up committing murder by day’s end; a transported convict who charmed her young lover into selling himself into servitude to raise money for her release from prison. In telling the stories of these and other criminals, Vaver shows how early Americans both thought about and punished criminals differently than we do today. Poor parenting, abusive masters, and the influence of “The Devil” were often cited as motives for criminal behavior. Punishments that included the pillory, whipping, and hanging all took place in public so as to warn others not to follow a criminal path. Nowadays, we look to psychology to explain criminal behavior, and we punish our criminals behind closed doors. But, as Vaver makes clear in his book, even though our treatment of criminals differs from the past, the crimes that early Americans worried about are strikingly familiar to us today.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Anthony Vaver is the author of the Amazon bestselling books, Bound with an Iron Chain and Early American Criminals and writes and publishes EarlyAmericanCrime.com, a website that explores crime, criminals, and punishments from America's past. He has a Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and an M.L.S. from Rutgers University. He has never spent a night in jail, but he was once falsely accused of shoplifting.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Vaver, Anthony
Published by Pickpocket Publishing 9/2/2014 (2014)
ISBN 10: 0983674426 ISBN 13: 9780983674429
New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Pickpocket Publishing 9/2/2014, 2014. Paperback or Softback. Condition: New. Early American Criminals: An American Newgate Calendar, Chronicling the Lives of the Most Notorious Criminal Offenders from Colonial America and. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS-9780983674429

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.80
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Vaver, Anthony
Published by CREATESPACE (2014)
ISBN 10: 0983674426 ISBN 13: 9780983674429
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description CREATESPACE, 2014. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9780983674429

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 12.08
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Anthony Vaver
Published by Pickpocket Publishing
ISBN 10: 0983674426 ISBN 13: 9780983674429
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Pickpocket Publishing. Paperback. Condition: New. 378 pages. Dimensions: 9.0in. x 6.0in. x 0.9in.Most books about crime in colonial America focus on blasphemers, adulterers, and witches burning at the stake. Not this book. In Early American Criminals, crime historian, Anthony Vaver, examines early Americas most notorious criminals: burglars, murderers, pirates, counterfeiters, and other offenders who would be recognized as criminals even by todays standards. Vaver uncovers the dark, compelling, and even humorous stories from Americas earliest criminal underworld: a New England burglar who walked through the unlocked door of a goldsmith to rob his store a second time; a man who sat all morning on his roof in fear that someone walking by might harm him, but who ended up committing murder by days end; a transported convict who charmed her young lover into selling himself into servitude to raise money for her release from prison. In telling the stories of these and other criminals, Vaver shows how early Americans both thought about and punished criminals differently than we do today. Poor parenting, abusive masters, and the influence of The Devil were often cited as motives for criminal behavior. Punishments that included the pillory, whipping, and hanging all took place in public so as to warn others not to follow a criminal path. Nowadays, we look to psychology to explain criminal behavior, and we punish our criminals behind closed doors. But, as Vaver makes clear in his book, even though our treatment of criminals differs from the past, the crimes that early Americans worried about are strikingly familiar to us today. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Seller Inventory # 9780983674429

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 18.47
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Anthony Vaver
Published by Pickpocket Publishing, United States (2014)
ISBN 10: 0983674426 ISBN 13: 9780983674429
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Pickpocket Publishing, United States, 2014. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Most books about crime in colonial America focus on blasphemers, adulterers, and witches burning at the stake. Not this book. In Early American Criminals, crime historian, Anthony Vaver, examines early America s most notorious criminals: burglars, murderers, pirates, counterfeiters, and other offenders who would be recognized as criminals even by today s standards. Vaver uncovers the dark, compelling, and even humorous stories from America s earliest criminal underworld: a New England burglar who walked through the unlocked door of a goldsmith to rob his store a second time; a man who sat all morning on his roof in fear that someone walking by might harm him, but who ended up committing murder by day s end; a transported convict who charmed her young lover into selling himself into servitude to raise money for her release from prison. In telling the stories of these and other criminals, Vaver shows how early Americans both thought about and punished criminals differently than we do today. Poor parenting, abusive masters, and the influence of The Devil were often cited as motives for criminal behavior. Punishments that included the pillory, whipping, and hanging all took place in public so as to warn others not to follow a criminal path. Nowadays, we look to psychology to explain criminal behavior, and we punish our criminals behind closed doors. But, as Vaver makes clear in his book, even though our treatment of criminals differs from the past, the crimes that early Americans worried about are strikingly familiar to us today. Seller Inventory # APC9780983674429

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 18.71
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Anthony Vaver
Published by Pickpocket Publishing, United States (2014)
ISBN 10: 0983674426 ISBN 13: 9780983674429
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Pickpocket Publishing, United States, 2014. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Most books about crime in colonial America focus on blasphemers, adulterers, and witches burning at the stake. Not this book. In Early American Criminals, crime historian, Anthony Vaver, examines early America s most notorious criminals: burglars, murderers, pirates, counterfeiters, and other offenders who would be recognized as criminals even by today s standards. Vaver uncovers the dark, compelling, and even humorous stories from America s earliest criminal underworld: a New England burglar who walked through the unlocked door of a goldsmith to rob his store a second time; a man who sat all morning on his roof in fear that someone walking by might harm him, but who ended up committing murder by day s end; a transported convict who charmed her young lover into selling himself into servitude to raise money for her release from prison. In telling the stories of these and other criminals, Vaver shows how early Americans both thought about and punished criminals differently than we do today. Poor parenting, abusive masters, and the influence of The Devil were often cited as motives for criminal behavior. Punishments that included the pillory, whipping, and hanging all took place in public so as to warn others not to follow a criminal path. Nowadays, we look to psychology to explain criminal behavior, and we punish our criminals behind closed doors. But, as Vaver makes clear in his book, even though our treatment of criminals differs from the past, the crimes that early Americans worried about are strikingly familiar to us today. Seller Inventory # APC9780983674429

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 19.28
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Vaver, Anthony
Published by Pickpocket Publishing
ISBN 10: 0983674426 ISBN 13: 9780983674429
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Russell Books
(Victoria, BC, Canada)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Pickpocket Publishing. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0983674426 Special order direct from the distributor. Seller Inventory # ING9780983674429

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.74
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.00
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Vaver, Anthony
Published by CREATESPACE (2014)
ISBN 10: 0983674426 ISBN 13: 9780983674429
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description CREATESPACE, 2014. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 4 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9780983674429

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 12.61
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.44
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Anthony Vaver
Published by Pickpocket Publishing (2014)
ISBN 10: 0983674426 ISBN 13: 9780983674429
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Pickpocket Publishing, 2014. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0983674426

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 26.25
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds