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Pillars of salt : an anthology of early American criminal narratives

Author: Daniel E Williams
Publisher: Madison, Wis. : Madison House, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Contains articles previously published between 1699 and 1796.
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Pillars of salt.
Madison, Wis. : Madison House, 1993
(OCoLC)657303326
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel E Williams
ISBN: 0945612311 9780945612315 0945612370 9780945612377
OCLC Number: 26261487
Notes: Contains articles previously published between 1699 and 1796.
Description: xvi, 368 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Pillars of salt / Cotton Mather --
The declaration & confession of Esther Rodgers --
The vial poured out upon the sea / William Fly --
The faithful narrative of the wicked life and remarkable conversion of Patience Boston --
A short account of the life of John *** alias Owen Syllavan --
A brief account of the life and abominable thefts of the notorious Isaac Frasier --
The confession and dying words of John Jubeart --
The life and confession of Herman Rosencrantz --
The life, last words, and dying speech of Levi Ames --
An authentic and particular account of the life of Francis Burdett Personel --
A journal of the life and travels of Joseph-Bill Packer --
The dying declarations of James Buchanan, Ezra Ross, and William Brooks --
The American bloody register / Richard Barrick, John Sullivan & Alexander White --
The life and confession of Johnson Green --
A faithful narrative of Elizabeth Wilson --
Life, last words, and dying confession of Rachel Wall --
Sketches of the life of Joseph Mountain, a Negro --
The confession, &c. of Thomas Mount --
The confession and dying words of Samuel Frost --
The narrative and confession of Thomas Powers, a Negro.
Responsibility: Daniel E. Williams [compiler].

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