Murder in America: a history
by Roger Lane
Publisher: The Ohio State University Press 1997
Number of pages: 399
This book is the first serious study of the history of criminal homicide in America, reaching from precolonial times to the age of the O. J. Simpson trial. Noted historian Roger Lane provides this much-needed overview of the history of murder and our culture's responses to it.
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