The Italian Boy

The Italian Boy
Author: Sarah Wise
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 404
Release: 2005-05
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780805078497

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Describes the 1831 murder of a young vagrant and the sale of his body to a London medical college, a case that led to the arrest of his killers, "resurrection men" who acted to satisfy the demand for fresh cadavers for the study of human anatomy.

The Italian Boy

The Italian Boy
Author: Sarah Wise
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2012-12-31
Genre: History
ISBN: 1448162246

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Towards the end of 1831, the authorities unearthed a series of crimes at Number 3, Nova Scotia Gardens in East London that appeared to echo the notorious Burke and Hare killings in Edinburgh three years earlier. After a long investigation, three bodysnatchers were put on trial for supplying the anatomy schools of London with suspiciously fresh bodies for dissection.They later became known as The London Burkers, and their story was dubbed 'The Italian Boy' case. The furore which led directly to the passing of controversial legislation which marked the beginning of the end of body snatching in Britain. In The Italian Boy, Sarah Wise not only investigates the case of the London Burkers but also, by making use of an incredibly rich archival store, the lives of ordinary lower-class Londoners. Here is a window on the lives of the poor - a window that is opaque in places, shattered in others but which provides an unprecedented view of low-life London in the 1830s.

Suspenseful Starts

Suspenseful Starts
Author: Erica Monroe
Publsiher: Quillfire Publishing
Total Pages: 633
Release: 2016-05-17
Genre: Fiction
ISBN:

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DARK, DANGEROUS, EMOTIONAL HISTORICAL ROMANCE Join dashing heroes, scandalous scoundrels, and rebellious women in USA Today Bestselling Author Erica Monroe's suspenseful historical romance series: Covert Heiresses and The Rookery Rogues. Meet the COVERT HEIRESSES: women who by day are the talk of the ton, and by night England's top spies. I SPY A DUKE SHE WANTS REVENGE When bluestocking Vivian Loren becomes the governess for the wealthy Spencer family, she's hunting for clues about the murder of her brother, not romance. But Vivian didn't count on one thing: James Spencer, the intrepid Duke of Abermont, who has a tortured past of his own. HE NEEDS A WIFE As head of Britain's elite intelligence agency, James can't afford the scrutiny the Marriage Mart would bring to his family once the Season starts. After discovering Vivian's quest for vengeance has made her a pawn in a treacherous plot of one of Napoleon's most deadly spies, James realizes they can help each other. She'll become his duchess, and he'll keep her safe. What begins as a marriage of convenience quickly becomes anything but as secrets surface. When both husband and wife have dark secrets, love may be the most dangerous mission of all. THE ROOKERY ROGUES features thieves, Metropolitan Police Officers, and hellions in the gritty London underworld. A DANGEROUS INVITATION SHE'S GIVEN UP ON LOVE, AND WANTS ONLY INDEPENDENCE... Torn from her life of privilege by her father's death, Kate Morgan survives in London's dark and depraved rookeries as a fence for stolen goods. The last man she ever expects, or wants, to be reunited with is her first love, who promised to cherish, honor and protect her, and instead fled amidst accusations of murder. HE'S THE REFORMED RAKE DETERMINED TO WIN HER BACK. One drunken night cost Daniel O'Reilly the woman he loved. If he ever wants to reclaim Kate--and his old life--he'll not only have to prove he's innocent of murder, but convince the pistol-wielding spitfire that he's no longer the scoundrel he once was. Together, they'll have to face a killer. Time is running out...

The Rookery Rogues

The Rookery Rogues
Author: Erica Monroe
Publsiher: Quillfire Publishing
Total Pages: 1009
Release: 2015-08-25
Genre: Fiction
ISBN:

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DARK, SEXY, EMOTIONAL HISTORICAL ROMANCE Boxed set containing books 1-3 of the historical romantic suspense series, The Rookery Rogues, set in pre-Victorian working-class London A Dangerous Invitation (Book 1) Torn from her life of privilege by her father's death, Kate Morgan is now a fence for stolen goods in the rookeries. The last man she expects to see again is Daniel O'Reilly, who swore to love her but instead fled amidst accusations of murder. One drunken night cost Daniel everything. To win back the life he had, he must prove he's innocent of murder and convince Kate he's no longer a scoundrel. Secrets in Scarlet (Book 2) Poppy O'Reilly has crafted a new life in the Spitalfields rookery for herself and her young daughter, one that depends on keeping her past hidden. But when the murder of a fellow factory worker brings Sergeant Thaddeus Knight of the Metropolitan Police into her life, the very man who could discover her past is the one she can't live without. Beauty and the Rake (Book 3) Abigail Vautille dreamed of escaping Whitechapel, until a tragic incident left her scarred and penniless. Now to save her family from debtor's prison, she strikes a bargain with the rogue who owns her father's debts: for two weeks, she'll give him her body, but not her heart. But Inspector Michael Strickland sees the beauty inside her, not the beast she believes herself to be. Scoundrels, thieves, and rebels inhabit the rookeries--where the women are fierce and the men are dangerous. Are you willing to take the risk?

A Dangerous Invitation

A Dangerous Invitation
Author: Erica Monroe
Publsiher: Quillfire Publishing
Total Pages: 372
Release: 2013-12-06
Genre: Fiction
ISBN:

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Scoundrels, thieves, and rebels inhabit the rookeries--where dangerous men fall in love with fierce women. SHE'S GIVEN UP ON LOVE AND WANTS ONLY INDEPENDENCE... Torn from her life of privilege by her father's death, Kate Morgan survives in London's dark and depraved rookeries as a fence for stolen goods. The last man she ever expects--or wants--to be reunited with is her first love, who promised to cherish, honor, and protect her, and instead fled amidst accusations of murder. HE'S THE REFORMED RAKE DETERMINED TO WIN HER BACK. One drunken night cost Daniel O'Reilly the woman he loved. If he ever wants to reclaim Kate--and his old life--he'll not only have to prove he's innocent of murder but convince the pistol-wielding hellion that he's no longer the scoundrel he once was. Together, they'll have to face a killer. Time is running out... ---------------------- *2014 Daphne du Maurier Excellence in Romantic Suspense Finalist in Published Historical Romance* Note: A Dangerous Invitation is a dark, gritty, and steamy (on-page sex scenes) romantic suspense about the working class of pre-Victorian England, taking place in the London underworld. It is a full-length standalone historical romance and is book one in the Rookery Rogues series.

The Inception of Modern Professional Education

The Inception of Modern Professional Education
Author: Bruce A. Kimball
Publsiher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2009-06-15
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780807889961

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Christopher C. Langdell (1826-1906) is one of the most influential figures in the history of American professional education. As dean of Harvard Law School from 1870 to 1895, he conceived, designed, and built the educational model that leading professional schools in virtually all fields subsequently emulated. In this first full-length biography of the educator and jurist, Bruce Kimball explores Langdell's controversial role in modern professional education and in jurisprudence. Langdell founded his model on the idea of academic meritocracy. According to this principle, scholastic achievement should determine one's merit in professional life. Despite fierce opposition from students, faculty, alumni, and legal professionals, he designed and instituted a formal system of innovative policies based on meritocracy. This system's components included the admission requirement of a bachelor's degree, the sequenced curriculum and its extension to three years, the hurdle of annual examinations for continuation and graduation, the independent career track for professional faculty, the transformation of the professional library into a scholarly resource, the inductive pedagogy of teaching from cases, the organization of alumni to support the school, and a new, highly successful financial strategy. Langdell's model was subsequently adopted by leading law schools, medical schools, business schools, and the schools of other professions. By the time of his retirement as dean at Harvard, Langdell's reforms had shaped the future model for professional education throughout the United States.

The Pleasures of Memory

The Pleasures of Memory
Author: Sarah Winter
Publsiher: Fordham University Press
Total Pages: 486
Release: 2015-08-03
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 0823266192

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What are the sources of the commonly held presumption that reading literature should make people more just, humane, and sophisticated? Rendering literary history responsive to the cultural histories of reading, publishing, and education, The Pleasures of Memory illuminates the ways in which Dickens’s serial fiction shaped not only the popular practice of reading for pleasure and instruction but also the school subject we now know as “English.” Winter shows how Dickens’s serial fiction instigated specific reading practices by reworking the conventions of religious didactic tracts from which most Victorians learned to read. Incorporating an influential associationist psychology of learning founded on the cumulative functioning of memory, Dickens’s serial novels consistently led readers to reflect on their reading as a form of shared experience. Dickens’s celebrity authorship, Winter argues, represented both a successful marketing program for popular fiction and a cultural politics addressed to a politically unaffiliated, social-activist Victorian readership. As late-nineteenth century educational reforms consolidated British and American readers into “mass” populations served by state school systems, Dickens’s beloved novels came to embody the socially inclusive and humanizing goals of democratic education.

The Readers Advisory Guide to Nonfiction

The Readers  Advisory Guide to Nonfiction
Author: Neal Wyatt
Publsiher: American Library Association
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2007-05-14
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9780838909362

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With a focus on eight catagories including memoir, sports, and true crime, a readers' advisory guide includes coverage of the major authors and works, popularity, and style.

London s Criminal Underworlds c 1720 c 1930

London s Criminal Underworlds  c  1720   c  1930
Author: Heather Shore
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2015-03-14
Genre: History
ISBN: 1137313919

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This book offers an original and exciting analysis of the concept of the criminal underworld. Print culture, policing and law enforcement, criminal networks, space and territory are explored here through a series of case studies taken from the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

The Oxford Handbook of Gender Sex and Crime

The Oxford Handbook of Gender  Sex  and Crime
Author: Rosemary Gartner
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 736
Release: 2014-05-14
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 0199838712

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Research on gender, sex, and crime today remains focused on topics that have been a mainstay of the field for several decades, but it has also recently expanded to include studies from a variety of disciplines, a growing number of countries, and on a wider range of crimes. The Oxford Handbook of Gender, Sex, and Crime reflects this growing diversity and provides authoritative overviews of current research and theory on how gender and sex shape crime and criminal justice responses to it. The editors, Rosemary Gartner and Bill McCarthy, have assembled a diverse cast of criminologists, historians, legal scholars, psychologists, and sociologists from a number of countries to discuss key concepts and debates central to the field. The Handbook includes examinations of the historical and contemporary patterns of women's and men's involvement in crime; as well as biological, psychological, and social science perspectives on gender, sex, and criminal activity. Several essays discuss the ways in which sex and gender influence legal and popular reactions to crime. An important theme throughout The Handbook is the intersection of sex and gender with ethnicity, class, age, peer groups, and community as influences on crime and justice. Individual chapters investigate both conventional topics - such as domestic abuse and sexual violence - and topics that have only recently drawn the attention of scholars - such as human trafficking, honor killing, gender violence during war, state rape, and genocide. The Oxford Handbook of Gender, Sex, and Crime offers an unparalleled and comprehensive view of the connections among gender, sex, and crime in the United States and in many other countries. Its insights illuminate both traditional areas of study in the field and pathways for developing cutting-edge research questions.

The Krays London

The Krays  London
Author: Caroline Allen
Publsiher: Pen and Sword
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2019-12-19
Genre: True Crime
ISBN: 152673382X

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A true crime travel guide to the haunts and hangouts of the most notorious gangsters of London’s East End. There are many conflicting stories about who Ronnie and Reggie Kray were. Films depicting their lives have made the public vilify them, adore them and even admire them. This guidebook will dig a little deeper into the places they spent their time. Many of the places are renowned as the stomping grounds of the devious duo, but there are one or two exclusives that are not yet covered anywhere else, including the untold story of their lifelong hairdresser. Chapter by chapter, a map of their lives will reveal itself, making this the perfect read for anybody around the world interested in London’s gangster scene. “I remember going home from a cinema visit to London in the early 1960s with police sirens all over the place as we went through the East End. I remember the newspaper reports of the time, and wondering how the police could allow such people to control the East End to such an extent, and to apparently countenance the horrors this evil gang inflicted on their own and their enemies. It was a horrendous time to be alive in the East End of London, and Caroline’s superb book brings it all back to life.” —Books Monthly

A Companion to the Anthropology of the Body and Embodiment

A Companion to the Anthropology of the Body and Embodiment
Author: Frances E. Mascia-Lees
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 563
Release: 2011-03-29
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 1444340468

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A Companion to the Anthropology of the Body and Embodiment offers original essays that examine historical and contemporary approaches to conceptualizations of the body. In this ground-breaking work on the body and embodiment, the latest scholarship from anthropology and related social science fields is presented, providing new insights on body politics and the experience of the body Original chapters cover historical and contemporary approaches and highlight new research frameworks Reflects the increasing importance of embodiment and its ethnographic contexts within anthropology Highlights the increasing emphasis on examining the production of scientific, technological, and medical expertise in studying bodies and embodiment

Monsters of the Market

Monsters of the Market
Author: David McNally
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2011-07-12
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: 9004206930

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Monsters of the Market investigates modern capitalism through the prism of the body panics it arouses. Examining Frankenstein, Marx’s Capital and zombie fables from sub-Saharan Africa, it offers a novel account of the cultural and corporeal economy of global capitalism.

Body of Work

Body of Work
Author: Christine Montross
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2007-06-21
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 1101202335

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A "gleaming, humane" (The New York Times Book Review) memoir of the relationship between a cadaver named Eve and a first-year medical student Medical student Christine Montross felt nervous standing outside the anatomy lab on her first day of class. Entering a room with stainless-steel tables topped by corpses in body bags was initially unnerving. But once Montross met her cadaver, she found herself intrigued by the person the woman once was and fascinated by the strange, unsettling beauty of the human form. They called her Eve. The story of Montross and Eve is a tender and surprising examination of the mysteries of the human body, and a remarkable look at our relationship with both the living and the dead.

Death Across Oceans Archaeology of Coffins and Vaults in Britain America and Australia

Death Across Oceans  Archaeology of Coffins and Vaults in Britain  America  and Australia
Author: Harold Mytum
Publsiher: Smithsonian Institution
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2018-08-07
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 1944466169

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Death Across Oceans: Archaeology of Coffins and Vaults in Britain, America, and Australia brings together the leading researchers in historic mortuary practice from Britain, North America, and Australia. It is the first book dedicated to the material culture associated with burial in the historic, English-speaking world. It combines reflections and evaluations from the pioneer scholars who initiated research in this field during the 1980s with studies by young scholars now pushing the research into a new and wider range of issues. This volume will be the seminal work in this field for some time, providing key analyses and essential bibliographic routes into site-specific literature, and setting the research agenda for the future.

Neo Victorian Families

Neo Victorian Families
Author: Christian Gutleben
Publsiher: Rodopi
Total Pages: 410
Release: 2011
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9401207240

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Tracing representations of re-imagined Victorian families in literature, film and television, and social discourse, this collection, the second volume in Rodopi’s Neo-Victorian Series, analyses the historical trajectory of persistent but increasingly contested cultural myths that coalesce around the heterosexual couple and nuclear family as the supposed ‘normative’ foundation of communities and nations, past and present. It sheds new light on the significance of families as a source of fluctuating cultural capital, deployed in diverse arenas from political debates, social policy and identity politics to equal rights activism, and analyses how residual as well as emergent ideologies of family are mediated and critiqued by contemporary arts and popular culture. This volume will be of interest to researchers and students of neo-Victorian studies, as well as scholars in contemporary literature and film studies, cultural studies and the history of the family. Situating the nineteenth-century family both as a site of debilitating trauma and the means of ethical resistance against multivalent forms of oppression, neo-Victorian texts display a fascinating proliferation of alternative family models, albeit overshadowed by the apparent recalcitrance of familial ideologies to the same historical changes neo-Victorianism reflects and seeks to promote within the cultural imaginary.

Stop Thief

Stop  Thief
Author: Peter Linebaugh
Publsiher: PM Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2014-03-01
Genre: History
ISBN: 1604869011

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In this majestic tour de force, celebrated historian Peter Linebaugh takes aim at the thieves of land, the polluters of the seas, the ravagers of the forests, the despoilers of rivers, and the removers of mountaintops. Scarcely a society has existed on the face of the earth that has not had commoning at its heart. “Neither the state nor the market,” say the planetary commoners. These essays kindle the embers of memory to ignite our future commons. From Thomas Paine to the Luddites, from Karl Marx—who concluded his great study of capitalism with the enclosure of commons—to the practical dreamer William Morris—who made communism into a verb and advocated communizing industry and agriculture—to the 20th-century communist historian E.P. Thompson, Linebaugh brings to life the vital commonist tradition. He traces the red thread from the great revolt of commoners in 1381 to the enclosures of Ireland, and the American commons, where European immigrants who had been expelled from their commons met the immense commons of the native peoples and the underground African-American urban commons. Illuminating these struggles in this indispensable collection, Linebaugh reignites the ancient cry, “STOP, THIEF!”