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Justice, Deterrence, and Fitful Revenge During the Revolutionary War

“War is cruelty, and you cannot refine it.”[1] The application of justice during the Revolutionary War deserves scrutiny. Historic records related to people condemned... The post Justice, Deterrence, and Fitful Revenge During the Revolutionary War...

Amicus Reipublicae; or, Abraham Bancker, Friend of the Republic

Abraham Bancker gave in to temptation on September 10, 1789, when he petitioned George Washington for a federal appointment as compensation for his service... The post Amicus Reipublicae; or, Abraham Bancker, Friend of the Republic appeared first on Journal...

Maj. Gen. John Sullivan and the Occupation of Easton, Pennsylvania, May 7–June 18, 1779

For a brief seven weeks, the Pennsylvania frontier village of Easton became the second largest community within the state. With an estimated 25,000 inhabitants,... The post Maj. Gen. John Sullivan and the Occupation of Easton, Pennsylvania, May 7–June...

Continental Congress vs. Continental Army: Paying For It All

When the Second Continental Congress met in June 1775, they were not prepared for what they found. Several months earlier on April 19 the... The post Continental Congress vs. Continental Army: Paying For It All appeared first on Journal of the American...

Treason in Shropshire in the Early Fifteenth Century: The Case of Sir Richard Lacon

Guest post by Ted Powell; 7 May 2017. Medieval English kings were very concerned to maintain the quality and integrity of their coinage, principally the silver penny, but also, from the reign of Edward III onwards, high value gold coinage.  The ability...
From: Legal History Miscellany on 7 May 2017

Faking It: British Counterfeiting During the American Revolution

The American Revolution was very much a case of David versus Goliath. A relatively small group of colonists decided that they wanted to break free of the home government, which in this case just happened to be one of the most powerful nations on the globe....

“Honest Man, what makes you use me so, it is but a Farthing”

I am currently, as most PhD students at this stage in their academic career, in the process of building a database. The purpose of this endeavour is to locate thematic disturbances in the discourse of counterfeiting trials in the eighteenth century, to...
From: Coins, Crime and History on 18 Apr 2014