Curious Punishments of Bygone Days

Alice Morse Earle

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Curious Punishments of Bygone Days is a book by American historian Alice Morse Earle, that was first published in 1896. Written and taken from accounts of old records, newspapers, diaries, and letters, the book contains descriptions of various archaic punishments used in colonial times in the United States of America. Chapters include: The Bilboes; The Ducking Stool; The Stocks; The Pillory; Punishments of Authors and Books; The Whipping Post; The Scarlet Letter; Branks and Gags; Public Penance; Military Punishments; and, Branding and Maiming.

This book has 26,486 words, 47 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1896.

Production notes: This ebook of Curious Punishments of Bygone Days was published by Global Grey on the 20th September 2022. The artwork used for the cover is 'Old Colonial Wash Kitchen' by John Joseph Enneking.

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