Now Available–Troubled Experiement

Troubled Experiment: Crime and Justice in Pennsylvania, 1682-1800

Jack D. Marietta and G. S. Rowe

368 pages | 6 x 9

Cloth Sep 2006 | ISBN 0-8122-3955-5 | $59.95 | £39.00

A volume in the Early American Studies series

Troubled Experiment

Troubled Experiment exposes the difference between glowing reputation and grim reality of crime in early Pennsylvania. The plight of lawmakers and magistrates, and the sufferings of victims, women, children, and minorities take their places in this tragedy. The authors conclude that through this lens, we see the troubled future of America.

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