The London Hanged: Crime and Civil Society in the Eighteenth Century

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Allen Lane The Penguin Press, 1991 - Social Science - 484 pages
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In 18th-century Britain, most victims of capital punishment were hanged for property crimes--some as petty as the pilfering of spoons. A brutal and benighted age, we like to think, but to the author ... Read full review

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Chapter Two Old Mr Gory and the Thanatocracy
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The Sociology of
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The Pedagogy of the Gallows under Mercantilism
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