4 edition of A Hanging Offense found in the catalog.
October 10, 2005
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||211|
A Hanging Offense is a fascinating tale of the small brig-of-war Somers and her fateful training cruise that ended in three hangings and a court martial. Such a subject could easily be dry to the point of dustiness, but Melton does an excellent job of keeping the pace of the story moving, using colorful descriptions and even waxing poetic on more than one occasion. Mutiny on the Bounty is one of history's greatest naval stories -- yet few know the similar tale from America's own fledgling navy in the dying days of the Age of Sail, a tale of mutiny and death at sea on an American warship. In , the brig-of-war Somers set out on a training cruise for apprentice seamen, commanded by rising star Alexander Mackenzie/5(5).
Hanging Offense ?kkxg. The earliest recorded female hanged in America was that of Jane Champion in in Virginia for an unknown offense. Up until the late s hangings of men during these early pilgrim times were usually caused by sexual offenses such as sodomy or bestiality; and women were most often hanged for concealing a birth.
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"A Hanging Offense" with its intriguing title and cover caught my eye, and I decided to buy it instead. While I understand one reviewer's comment that the story would make for a fantastic article but is a bit drawn out in book form, it kept me engrossed for all pages of the text and I looked forward to diving into the story every lunch /5(13).
Hanging Offense also treats a (Occasionally his prose does head over the top, as when he compares his pirate manqué with the new nation “where the lights of civilization grew dim and everything, even human life, was in flux.”) Nevertheless, Melton here presents a thoughtful and levelheaded version of the events that occurred aboard the /5.
Cleo Dare has written two books that are MUCH better than Hanging Offense. I would recommend both Melting Point and Brushstrokes over this book. Her writing is much more sophmoric in Hanging Offense.
It's not crisp nor decisive; it somewhat muddles the 'thin' central story. This book had real possibilities that just weren't s: Book Cover Image (jpg): A Hanging Offense. Trade Paperback ( MB) A Hanging Offense The Strange Affair of the Warship Somers.
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In order to squelch a possible mutiny aboard a warship in the early s, the ship's commander executed three accused conspirators, including the alleged reingleader, son of the sitting secretary of war.
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Hanging Captain Gordon is a good review of the slave trade and the majority attitudes that prevailed just before the start of the Civil War. The book arouses sympathy for Captain Gordon's widow and children, revulsion over the treatment of African captives, and horror at the crudeness of our entire justice system in the 18th and 19th by: 2.
Hanging Captain Gordon Ron Soodalter Introduction Nathaniel Gordon, a prosperous sea captain from Maine, was executed for slave trading during the early days of Lincoln's presidency.
The crime had been a hanging offense for over forty-two years before Captain Gordon was put to death, yet no one before or after Gordon shared his ed on: Febru A HANGING OFFENSE: The Strange Affair of the Warship Somers User Review - Kirkus. A superb recounting of a strange affair indeed: an incident of mutiny on the high seas that American naval history has long Somers was not /5(2).
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Melton, Jr., is a historian and professor of law at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. An occasional commentator for National Public Radio, PBS, and MSNBC. Accidence Will Happen review – bad English is no hanging offence The title of his book is a slippery pun: for Kamm, there is no guarantee that accidence –.
When did they stop hanging men for horse theft. Also, what was the penalty after hanging was outlawed. Michael Austir Via the Internet. There was an Old West saying that if you stole a man’s horse, you had condemned him to death, which is why it became a capital offense and horse thieves were hanged.
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Measles can kill. And lying to vulnerable people about the health and safety of their children ought to be a hanging offense. 5. A “hanging offense”? The editorial staff, led by editorial page editor Rachelle Cohen, 9 10 is calling for people who criticize vaccine safety to be executed?
Really?So that was my hanging offense. Although some journalists reported fairly on the briefing session, others misrepresented what they heard. Emily Sohn, an NPR reporter who attended the meeting also contributed to The Washington Post article that described me as an “anti-vaccine activist.” Soon thereafter, Rachelle Cohen was literally calling.