The Historical Atlas of American Crime

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Infobase Publishing, 2005 - History - 296 pages
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Emphasizing cases that were the first of their kind, new types of crime, and crimes peculiar to certain regions, a geographic overview of crime in America demonstrates how geography, shifting populations, Western expansion, and technology have shaped crime and the development of American society. The Historical Atlas of American Crime presents a geographic overview of the development of crime in America, from colonial times to the present. Covering all varieties of crime, from murder to fraud, from organized crime to terrorism, these pages contain a fascinating survey of the most significant criminal developments in United States history. Emphasizing cases that were the first of their kind, new types of crime, and crimes peculiar to certain regions, The Historical Atlas of American Crime demonstrates how geography, shifting populations, Western expansion, and technology have shaped crime and the development of American society. Organized into discrete historical periods, this atlas provides a unique perspective with penetrating analysis and intriguing detail. The entries are informative, but written in an engaging, "you are there" style. Approximately 50 photographs, an eight-page color insert showcasing historical maps, and approximately 50 additional maps all provide a striking visual accompaniment to the insightful text.
 

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Contents

The Revolutionary Period
23
Westward Expansion and the Civil War
45
The Twentieth Century
161
The TwentyFirst Century
275
Bibliography
281

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