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"A fascinating, detailed, and eye-opening look at a little-discussed historical phenomenon."
-Devoney Looser, Professor of English and 18th-Century Studies, University of Missouri
"A skillful blend of historical accuracy and engaging narrative."
-Robert Wilhelm, MurderByGaslight.com
"This is a great book. . . . Vaver recalls to life the 50,000 colonists you were supposed to forget all about."
-Jason Zanon, ExecutedToday.com
"Read it and be absorbed by the dark side of early America."
-Lucy Inglis, GeorgianLondon.com
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.
A fascinating look into a forgotten /suppressed aspect of American historyPublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
A great resource for genealogical research as well as an exploration of one of the grimmer aspects of early colonial society. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Roderick C. Henry
A very informative read! I enjoyed every minute I spent reading it. I am overwhelmed with all the material provided by the author. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Loves Movies and Books!
I particularly enjoyed the epilogues of the various criminals; this add a personal touch. The book is very well documented. I recommend it to all interested in American history.Published 8 months ago by Thomas B. Miller
Well written dissertation that made an excellent book. I was also working on the same subject about English Prisoners who were chained and shipped to Maryland and northern... Read morePublished 9 months ago by R. S. Lillard
I wish everyone would read this. The whole of society was basically violent at the time, and if you were poor, you were simply disposable. Color was not an issue in that regard.Published 9 months ago by Madmarie