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New England's Cruel and Unusual Punishments
People were burned at the stake in New England, and whipping was a common punishment. Hangings were gala affairs where food and drink was served, and pelting a neighbor who sat in the stocks with rocks and filth from the street was a weekly form of recreation. There were strict rules and regulations for all 17th and 18th centruy Pilgrims and Puritans -- and to break a rule...more
Paperback, 88 pages
Published January 1st 1994 by Old Saltbox
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