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Wicked Richmond

Author : Beth Brown
ISBN : 9781614231837
Genre : History
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Home to many of the nation's original founders and statesmen, Richmond has a history that runs as deep as America itself. Yet within these depths lies something darker. For despite its illustrious reputation, Richmond has a sordid streak. Venture through the city's colorful history of vice, intrigue and subterfuge with author Beth Brown as she traces the scandalous stories that pepper Richmond's past. From colonial founding to the Prohibition era and beyond, Wicked Richmond presents a comprehensive look at the city's murky history. Whether it's tales of Civil War espionage, Spanish pirates captured off the Virginia coast and brought to justice in Richmond, rumrunners peddling liquor during Prohibition or the misadventures of upper-crust colonial families, Wicked Richmond captures the spirit of debauchery that runs through this historic city's past.
Category: History

Public Executions In Richmond Virginia

Author : Harry M. Ward
ISBN : 9780786492596
Genre : Social Science
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Virginia’s capital city knew poverty, injustice, slavery, vagrancy, substandard working conditions, street crimes, brutality, unsanitary conditions, and pandemics. One of the biggest stains in the city’s past was the spectacle of public executions, attended by throngs. Thousands, including the old and the very young, reveled in a carnival-like atmosphere. This book narrates the history of the executions—hangings, and during the Civil War also firing squads—that formed a large part of Richmond’s entertainment picture. Revulsion slowly mounted until the introduction of the electric chair. The history has a cast of unusual characters—the condemned, the crime victims, family members, the executioners, and not least an 182 pound “gallows” dog.
Category: Social Science

Jefferson Davis S Flight From Richmond

Author : John Stewart
ISBN : 9781476616407
Genre : History
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In the space of a few hours on the night of April 2, 1865, Richmond, the Confederate capital, was evacuated and burned, the government fled, slavery was finished in North America, Union forces entered the city and the outcome of the Civil War was effectively sealed. No official documents tell the story because the Confederate government was on the run. First there were newspaper accounts—mostly confused—then history books based on those accounts. But much of what we know about the fall of Richmond comes from “eyewitnesses” like Confederate Navy Secretary Stephen Mallory, whose tale became history. A great deal of what has been presented over the years by historians has been plagiarized, invented or misconstrued, and nearly all we have learned of Jefferson Davis’s flight from Richmond to Danville is wrong. This book closely examines all relevant source material—much of it newly discovered by the author—as well as the writers, diarists and eyewitnesses themselves, and constructs a minutely detailed new account that comes closer to what Abraham Lincoln had in mind when he said, “History is not history unless it is the truth.”
Category: History

A Voice From Richmond

Author : Robert May
ISBN : OSU:32435067004762
Genre : Children
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Category: Children

Richmond S Tracts

Author : Legh Richmond
ISBN : IND:32000002264820
Genre : Christian life
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Category: Christian life

Castle Richmond

Author : Anthony Trollope
ISBN : OXFORD:400649928
Genre :
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Richmond During The War

Author : Sallie A. Brock
ISBN : UIUC:30112047590903
Genre : Confederate States of America
File Size : 71.8 MB
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Category: Confederate States of America

Richmond During The War

Author : S. A. B. Putnam
ISBN : MINN:31951002276622D
Genre : Confederate States of America
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A Southern woman presents an emotional discussion of the course of the Civil War and its effects upon the South.
Category: Confederate States of America

Wicked Deeds

Author : James M. O'Kane
ISBN : 1412841526
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 31.10 MB
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To most Americans, homicide appears to be a random act,one committed by a deranged and irrational killer in a haphazard, unpredictable manner. Murder is seen as a chaotic, disorganized act beyond the realm of reason. In Wicked Deeds, James O'Kane shows that homicide is actually rather predictable, and patterned with respect to its assailants and victims, the circumstances in which it takes place, the time and location where it occurs, and the motives which precipitate the murderous act. Engagingly written and solidly grounded in evidence, this is a definitive study of murder in the United States. O'Kane explores the phenomena of homicide, illustrating the journalists' "who, what, why, when, and where" of murder. He differentiates criminal homicide, such as murder in the first and second degree, from other types of killings, including legal and quasi-legal killings. These include suicide, abortion, accidental death, terrorism, and other non-criminal types of homicide, such as justifiable and excusable homicide. The author's focus is criminal homicide, and he uses age, sex, race, and socioeconomic status, as well as demographic data to explain ever-recurring patterns of murder in the United States. Wicked Deeds analyzes numerous categories of murder: intimate partner homicide, child and family murders, multiple victim killings, including mass murder and serial homicide. Each type of murder is illustrated by accounts of actual murders reported in the media and on internet sites. Approximately 200 cases illustrate the typical homicides as well as the bizarre ones. In portraying the patterns and regularities of murder in the United States, Wicked Deeds is an essential treatment of a subject too often given over to sensationalism. It will be of keen interest to professionals and students of criminal justice, as well as those interested in American culture and the general reader who wants to grasp the patterns underlying the headlines.
Category: Social Science

Wicked Women

Author : Chris Enss
ISBN : 9781493013920
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This collection of short, action-filled stories of the Old West’s most egregiously badly behaved female outlaws, gamblers, soiled-doves, and other wicked women by offers a glimpse into Western Women’s experience that's less sunbonnets and more six-shooters. Pulling together stories of ladies caught in the acts of mayhem, distraction, murder, and highway robbery, it will include famous names like Belle Starr and Big Nose Kate, as well as lesser known characters.
Category: Biography & Autobiography