|By Tara Blair | Dear Boss, I keep on hearing the police have caught me but they wont fix me just yet. I have laughed when they look so clever and talk about being on the right track. Yours truly, Jack the Ripper In autumn 1888, five women were murdered in the east London …Read more

3 Historical Cocktails for Your Throwback Summer Gathering


调酒师,一个表达ion used for a person skilled at making cocktails, was first coined after杰里·托马斯在早期的19世纪60年代,当术语saloonistwas also being exercised. The science behind the art was quite similar to that of current mixologists: relying not only on expert drink crafting abilities, but on an out-going, uplifting个性为好。

With the BBQ season quickly approaching, we took a deeper look into Gale’sCrime, Punishment, and Popular Culture, 1790-1920修改一些19世纪的鸡尾酒(看喝着在世纪之交什么警察 - 剧透:没有咖啡)。

Read more3 Historical Cocktails for Your Throwback Summer Gathering

犯罪,惩罚和流行文化,1790至1920年: One of the Best Databases of 2016

图书馆杂志最近发布了“2016年最佳数据库”列表命名犯罪,惩罚和流行文化,在今年的一七九○年至1920年“百里挑一”。谢丽尔拉瓜迪亚机场在图书馆复习杂志今年早些时候的细节是什么让最好的,犯罪,惩治这一资源之一,与流行文化,1790至1920年,提供了丰富的资源,历史的学者,...Read more



By: Jen Manion

The changing meanings and usages of terms related to gender and sexuality can be charted in the American Antiquarian Society Collection on Literature, Reports, and True Crime inCrime, Punishment, and Popular Culture, 1790-1920,which features a diverse range of true crime tales, dime store novels, formal state reports, and longer accounts, factual and fictitious. The term “gay” appears in over one thousand monographs over a one-hundred-year period from 1820–1930, peaking in the 1860s with 318 documents describing spirits, songs, companions, groups, conventions, deportment, and art. The term “unsex” appears a scant nine times. One such usage appeared in a trial testimony implicating a woman as an accessory to a crime for which her husband was charged:

But if you dare to raise your arm, to unsex yourself and engage in a conspiracy against the nation’s life and the nation’s honor, to make a widow of one of your own sex, to strike down the father and husband in the presence of his wife and child, I call upon this honest jury of my countrymen to spurn that spirit of mawkish sentimentality.[一世]

Read more刑事犯罪性和性别越轨


Posted on May 4, 2016

By: Daniel Pullian


几乎没有一个星期过去了,在十九世纪出版社没有耸人听闻的犯罪故事出现。无论是血血淋淋的前景和肢解尸体,还是经典的“侦探小说”,就不可能有毫无疑问,犯罪情况的报告作出令人信服的副本的简单快感。This was certainly the case with the ‘Brighton Railway Murder’ which took place in the summer of 1881. From beginning to end, the case captivated the imagination of the British people, eager to discover who had murdered wealthy tradesman Frederick Gold, and what would become of the culprit. A search ofGale Artemis: Primary Sourceshighlights the case’s notoriety, giving me the perfect opportunity to trace its development.

Read more一个有魅力的重案组:在布赖顿火车站谋杀

Part One: Race & Gender in the Carceral State

Posted on May 2, 2016

By: Jen Manion

Crime, Punishment, and Popular Culture, 1790-1920是a trove of material for scholars and students interested in the history of gender, gender expression, and sexuality. Criminal accounts provide an illustrative window into the culture of the time by highlighting the lives, actions, and motives of those who crossed the line of so-called acceptable behavior. Women’s participation in illicit activities such as theft, robbery, assault, or murder were generally sensationalized in both trial and newspaper records, giving such accounts a sexual tinge no matter how seemingly mundane. The range of source material—from newspaper accounts to trial manuscripts to organizational records to sensational dime novels—allows readers to approach a singular topic from different perspectives. Historians can examine the treatment of people along lines of race, class, and gender, or chart changes in such regulations over time.


比林斯,Hammatt和Gridley的詹姆斯·福克斯科比。1848年约西亚昆西小市长:为萨福克郡的新监狱,在马萨诸塞州,通过在查尔斯与北林的STS波士顿市的架设观G.J.F.科比建筑师;H.比林兹德尔。[1848]。MS十九世纪犯罪:文学,报告,并从美国古文物学会152081.美国古文物学会真实犯罪。Crime, Punishment, and Popular Culture 1790-1920

Scholars are increasingly viewing the carceral state as an extensive network of institutions—from policing authorities, holding pens, and county jails to almshouses, hospitals, asylums, and houses of refuge—with deep roots throughout the country. There are many important inquiries in this area for historians of gender and sexuality working at the intersection of race and slavery. One story points to the unusual acquittal of an enslaved man for murder. Titled “Trial of a Slaver for Murder,” the article describes a slave named Richard who killed an enslaved woman named Maria under the orders of his mistress. The court ruled, “Whenever a slave, in the presence and command of his owners, committed an unlawful act, as murder or other crime, he was the mere instrument of his owner’s cruelty, and having no will of his own, could not be amenable to the punishment of the law.” This short account invites far more questions than it answers and is a starting point for exploration of criminal justice in slave holding Charleston, especially given the concluding sentence of the article: “The mistress is, therefore to be tried for killing Maria.”[一世]

Read morePart One: Race & Gender in the Carceral State

Crime, Punishment, and Popular Culture: “Enthralling” and “Remarkable” Primary Sources

搜索ing for “extraordinary” materials to enhance understandings of the evolution of criminal justice and penal reform?Crime, Punishment, and Popular Culture 1790-1920拥有“易用导航”拥有210万页的支持十九世纪的犯罪历史,法律,文学,和公正的学习材料配对,以社会变革的关键时期加强法律和社会知识。只要Crime, Punishment, and Popular Culture, 1790-1920帮助用户通过整合与文学,一种新兴的犯罪小说流派,报纸的报道,多法律和历史文献发掘事实与虚构之间的联系。


Read moreCrime, Punishment, and Popular Culture: “Enthralling” and “Remarkable” Primary Sources

维多利亚时代Secrets: Crime, Punishment, and Popular Culture, 1790-1920

By: Dr Lucy Jane Sussex, Honorary Associate, La Trobe University and Honorary Associate, Federation University

Read more维多利亚时代Secrets: Crime, Punishment, and Popular Culture, 1790-1920