The London Hanged: Crime and Civil Society in the Eighteenth Century

@inproceedings{Linebaugh1992TheLH,
  title={The London Hanged: Crime and Civil Society in the Eighteenth Century},
  author={P. Linebaugh},
  year={1992}
}
  • P. Linebaugh
  • Published 1992
  • Sociology, Economics
  • In eighteenth-century London the gallows at Tyburn was the dramatic focus of a struggle between the rich and the poor. Most of the London hanged were executed for property crimes, and the chief lesson that the gallows had to teach was: 'Respect private property'. The executions took place amid a London populace that knew the same poverty and hunger as the condemned. Indeed, in this stimulating account Peter Linebaugh shows how there was little distinction between a 'criminal' population and the… CONTINUE READING
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