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    • Harlots, Hussies, and Poor Unfortunate Women

    • Crime, Transportation, and the Servitude of Female Convicts, 1718-1783
    • By: Edith M. Ziegler
    • Narrated by: Sally Martin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 17
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 17
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Great Britain's forced transportation of convicts to colonial Australia is well known. Less widely known is Britain's earlier program of sending convicts - including women - to North America. Many of these women were assigned as servants in Maryland. Contemporary readers and scholars will be fascinated by Ziegler's explanation of how gender-influenced punishments were meted out to women and often ensnared them in Britain's system of convict labor.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What if criminal justice was unchanged since then?

    • By Jan on 08-01-15

    Regular price: $19.95