By Robert Wilhelm
The belief of a felony list originated within the early 17th century whilst the magistrates of the Massachusetts Bay Colony begun recording dates, locations, sufferers and criminals. regardless of, or even due to, the stern code of the Puritans, a few early settlers earned particularly the rap sheet that landed them both within the shares or on the finish of a noose. With biting wit and a mind for the macabre, neighborhood writer Robert Wilhelm lines the 1st documented circumstances of homicide and mayhem in Essex County, Massachusetts. become aware of the tale of Hannah Duston's revenge on her Abenaki Indian captors, why the witchcraft hysteria hung over Salem and Andover and the way Rachel Wall made her residing as a pirate. make a decision for your self even if the accused are to blame or if historical past lends itself to whatever else totally.
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