- Paperback : 144 pages
- ISBN-13 : 979-8575299981
- Dimensions : 5 x 0.33 x 8 inches
- Publisher : Notoir Books (December 2, 2020)
- Language: : English
Diverting, informative, sometimes bizarre…
Just in case you needed a catalogue of examples demonstrating how horrible human beings are:
Curious Punishments of Bygone Days was first published in 1896. It is a cool little history of public punishments in colonial America.
We at Notoir Books have our personal reasons to publish this cute book. You can read that in Curious Punishments Then and Now.
Contents include The Bilboes, The Ducking Stool, The Stocks, The Pillory, Punishments of Authors and Books, The Whipping-Post, The Scarlet Letter, Branks and Gags, Public Penance, Military Punishments and Branding and Maiming.
Amusing and horrifying in equal measure. Humanity is a bloodthirsty lot!