FOUL DEEDS & SUSPICIOUS DEATHS IN & AROUND DURHAM.

Author: Anderson (Maureen)
Year: 2003
Publisher: Wharncliffe Books
First Edition
Edition Details: 1st edn.
Book Condition: New
ISBN: 9781903425466
Price: 8.00
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Softcover. Why not begin a journey into the dark and seedy side of the region's history? Ignorance and superstition in the early centuries were often enough to condemn a person to death, and executions were sometimes carried out with as much or more barbarity as the crime itself. With coal mining becoming a major industry in the 19th century, thousands of workers and their families flocked to the area, many of them ecaping the potato famine in Ireland. Spanning four centuries, the author's book shows man's inhumanity to man by relating tales of murder, domestic violence, neglect and greed. Many of the foul deeds were alcohol-related and the victim usually knew the perpetrator. Illus., Sources and Index. 176pp. 8vo. softcover. New.

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