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Author: Alice Morse Earle
ISBN13: 978-0804809597
Title: Curious Punishments of Bygone Days
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Language: English
Category: Social Sciences
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing; 2nd edition (December 15, 1989)
Pages: 149

Curious Punishments of Bygone Days by Alice Morse Earle

by Alice Morse Earle. Publication date 1896. Publisher H. S. Stone & company. Collection americana. Digitizing sponsor Google. Book from the collections of University of Michigan. Identifier-ark ark:/13960/t0qr5412v. Ocr ABBYY FineReader .

Alice Morse Earle was an American historian and author from Worcester, Massachusetts. She was christened Mary Alice by her parents Edwin Morse and Abby Mason Clary. On 15 April 1874, she married Henry Earle of New York, changing her name from Mary Alice Morse to Alice Morse Earle. Her writings, beginning in 1890, focussed on small sociological details rather than grand details, and thus are invalu Alice Morse Earle was an American historian and author from Worcester, Massachusetts.

by Alice Morse Earle. The Illustrations BY FRANK HAZENPLUG. Loompanics Unlimited Port Townsend, Washington. And I too dedicate this book to all curious and ingenious gentlemen and gentlewomen of our own days of virtue, wisdom and the humanities; and I trust any chance reader a century hence if such reader there be may in turn be not too harsh in judgment on an age that had to form powerful societies and associations to prevent cruelty not to. hardened and vicious criminals but to faithful animals and innocent children. Curious Punishments of Bygone Days.

An old-time writer dedicated his book to All curious and ingenious gentlemen and gentlewomen who can gain from acts of the past a delight in the present days of virtue, wisdom and the humanities. It does not detract from the good intent and complacency of these old words that the writer lived in the days when the pillory, stocks and whipping-post stood brutally rampant in every English village. Now, we also boast that, as Pope says: "Taught by.

Alice Morse Earle - (April 27, 1851 – February 16, 1911) was an American historian and author from Worcester, Massachusetts. Human branding - is the process in which a mark, usually a symbol or ornamental pattern, is burned into the skin of a living person, with the intention that the resulting scar makes it permanent.

Excerpt THE BILBOES There is no doubt that our far-away grandfathers, whether of English, French, Dutch, Scotch or Irish blood, were much more afraid of ridicule than they were even of sinning, and far more than we are of extreme derision or mockery to-day. This fear and sensitiveness they showed in many ways. They were vastly touchy and resentful about being called opprobrious or bantering names; often running petulantly to the court about it and seeking redress by prosecution of the offender. And they were forever bringing suits in petty slander and libel cases

Download Alice Morse Earle's Curious Punishments of Bygone Days for your kindle, tablet, IPAD, PC or mobile. In many-indeed, in nearly all-of the penalties and punishments of past centuries, derision, scoffing, contemptuous publicity and personal obloquy were applied to the offender or criminal by means of demeaning, degrading and helpless exposure in grotesque, insulting and painful engines of punishment, such as the stocks, bilboes, pillory, brank, ducking-stool or jougs. Thus confined and exposed to the free gibes and constant mocking of the whole community, the peculiar power of the punishment was accented.

ГлавнаяЗарубежная классикаEarle Alice MorseCurious Punishments of Bygone Days. Уменьшить шрифт (-) Увеличить шрифт (+). Earle Alice Morse Curious Punishments of Bygone Days. An old-time writer dedicated his book to All curious and ingenious gentlemen and gentlewomen who can gain from acts of the past a delight in the present days of virtue, wisdom and the humanities. Now, we also boast that, as Pope says: Taught by time our hearts have learned to glow For others’ good, and melt for others’ woe.

Curious Punishments of Bygone Days is a history book published in 1896. It was written by Alice Morse Earle and printed by Herbert S. Earle was a historian of Colonial America, and she writes in her introduction: In ransacking old court records, newspapers, diaries and letters for the historic foundation of the books which I have written on colonial history, I have found and noted much of interest that has not been used or referred to in any of those books

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Reviews: 7
This book is a catalogue of early American (1500-mid 1800s) crrimes and their most commonly associated penalties. This book provided me with a great deal of infornation that I was previously unaware. I found particularly interesting the close relationship between church and state in early America in that the Church elders depended and the state to execute the proscribed sentences. Further, church related crime such as cursing, swearing, missing church, adultry, disobeying your husband, speaking ill of à minister, and etc. could warrant a sentence equal to and even greater than that pronounced against a forger, theif, or buurgler. I also found interesting that two common components of every type of ppunishment was first, to bringing shame against the transgressor, and second to inflict the punishment in the most public forum possible, such as during or immeadiatly after church service or at the town square. The book contains chapters on all of the methods used to punish those who broke the myriad of church and state imposed laws of Colonial America. Contents Include: The Bilboes; The Ducking Stool; The Stocks; The Pillory; Punishments of Authors and Books; The Whipping-Post; The Scarlet Letter; Branks and Gags; Military Punishments; Branding; Maiming. It should come as no surprise that all of these quant punishments along with Capital Punishnent came to Colonial America from England, where they had been in use, in many instances for hundreds of years. What did surprise me was how frequently these horrific methods were used in America and the fact that some remained in use until the mid-19th Century. The author points out that use of these punishments had fallen out of favor by her lifetime (this book was published in 1896) but there remained 67 offences that called for Capital Punishment in the US. Perhaps we are not as civilized as we like to think. This was an extremly interesting, and well researched book that should hold great interest for readers of history of crime and punishment in early America. Some readers may struggle with the 19th Century writting style, but I encourage them to get used to it in exchange for the wealth of information this book provides.
This book is awkwardly written and meanders. At the end, the author speaks to our civilized United States continuing to be barbaric in that the death penalty is still in force, where lesser civilized countries already abandoned it.

It took a whole book of writing about punishments to get to her main thrust: Abolish the death penalty in the United States.
I often wonder how we as people evolved.
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America has a rather cruel history. Were we ever great, at least to esch other.
Originally published in 1896, the author shares with us her research on colonial period court records. What is truly amazing is the reasons for punishment such as sleeping in and missing church services or disagreement with the town authorities. The punishments are illustrated with quaint woodcuts, and the cases are quoted from court texts. Many interesting tidbits on Daniel Defoe, Paul Revere, and a few other notables as well as a comparison to English practices. If you are looking for information about this, it's probably here.
Unless you are an anthropologist, or writing a novel set in the 1600s, 1700s, or 1800s, not sure there is much here. But the style of writing is an excellent example of how it used to be done, and there is some entertainment value in that.
Bad Sunny
this was a christmas present for my husband, who was thrilled until he saw the size of the print. He has fairly decent vision, but " fine print " is an appropriate for this . A large print would aid in sales
A great book of old and sometimes crazy punishments that are unheard of today,I wonder what people would say about these punishments in today's liberal thought,worth the time to read.