This book presents an intelligent overview into the driving forces that shaped American history in the Northeast. It draws on primary documents such as farmer's diaries, small rural papers of the 19th century, and the publications of state agricultural societies.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Chapter One Protecting Property, Correcting Children: Prosecuting Theft and Arson -- Chapter Two Murderous Minors: The Treatment of Assault and Murder -- Chapter Three Public Order and Private Rights: Keeping Children in Line -- Chapter Four Legal Standards, Community Justice: The Problem of Child Abuse -- Chapter Five The Emergent Problem of the Sexual Abuse of Children -- Chapter Six From Retribution to Rehabilitation: Children and the Criminal Law in the 19th Century -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.
University of Maine.