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An Alternative to Capital Punishment Explored in the 1700’s…

January 11, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Among several reports from America posted in The London Chronicle for January 19, 1768 is a report from Denmark which brings to light their experimentation with an alternative approach to the death sentence for the most heinous of crimes. Rather than editorializing, I’ll let the the text do the talking…

Newspaper publisher shows his bias…

October 1, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

This curious item appeared in “The Weekly Crescent City” newspaper from New Orleans, August 15, 1841. He goes to some length to show the value in paying for a subscription…