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The Historical Atlas of American Crime.

By: Rosen, Fred.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Historical Atlas Series: Publisher: New York : Infobase Publishing, 2003Description: 1 online resource (334 p.).ISBN: 9781438129853.Subject(s): Crime -- United States -- History -- Maps | Crime -- United States -- History | Crime -- United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Historical Atlas of American CrimeDDC classification: 364.973 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; How to Use This Book; Part One: The Colonies; 1: 1587-1650; 2: 1650-1700; 3: 1700-1750; Part Two: The Revolutionary Period; 4: 1750-1800; Part Three: Westward Expansion and the Civil War; 5: 1800-1850; 6: 1850-1900; Part Four: The Twentieth Century; 7: 1900-1950; 8: 1950-2000; Part Five: The Twenty-First Century; 9: 2001 and Beyond; Bibliography; General Index; Geographic Index; Color Insert
Summary: A geographic overview of the development of crime in America, from colonial times to the 21st century. Covering all varieties of crime, the book emphasizes cases which were the first of their kind, crimes peculiar to certain regions and those too infamous to be ignored.
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Cover; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; How to Use This Book; Part One: The Colonies; 1: 1587-1650; 2: 1650-1700; 3: 1700-1750; Part Two: The Revolutionary Period; 4: 1750-1800; Part Three: Westward Expansion and the Civil War; 5: 1800-1850; 6: 1850-1900; Part Four: The Twentieth Century; 7: 1900-1950; 8: 1950-2000; Part Five: The Twenty-First Century; 9: 2001 and Beyond; Bibliography; General Index; Geographic Index; Color Insert

A geographic overview of the development of crime in America, from colonial times to the 21st century. Covering all varieties of crime, the book emphasizes cases which were the first of their kind, crimes peculiar to certain regions and those too infamous to be ignored.

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In this latest entry in the "Crime Library" series, independent scholar Rosen (Blood Crimes, 1996; Gang Mom, 1998) brings a fresh point of view to American crime by placing it within the larger context of American history; at the same time he observes multiple disciplines (e.g., history, economics, literature) through the lens of crime. For example, he presents criminal behavior as both cause and effect of westward expansion, and argues that the consequences of developments like the invention of the telephone and a national system of roads were both positive and negative. Additionally, he documents firsts, such as the first attempted presidential assassination, the first and only criminal trial before the US Supreme Court, and the first DNA reversal of a criminal conviction. Organized chronologically, both by and within centuries, and extending from 1587 through 2002, the entries range from a paragraph to several pages. Of particular note is the extensive coverage of the criminal history of the American West. Rosen's tone throughout is objective but informed by a dry sense of humor. One might wish for more coverage of the 21st century and a more comprehensive index, but these are small complaints in the face of a unique approach and expert research. ^BSumming Up: Highly recommended. Public and academic libraries; all levels. M. C. Duhig Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

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