Monthly Archives: March 2015

Primary Source Book Review: The Professional Thief, by Edwin Sutherland and Chic Connall, 1937

  Ever wonder what it would be like to be a professional thief in 1925? Well, wonder no more! In his study The Professional Thief: by a Professional Thief, Annotated and Interpreted by Edwin H. Sutherland, Indiana University sociologist Edwin … Continue reading

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Mugs in the Jug: 1920s Mugshots

“Of what good could can these twisted and unnatural faces be?  Were their owners met in the streets their countenances would be composed…No one would know them then.  Well, that is all wrong…The sun has been too quick for them, … Continue reading

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New links added!

Just to let everyone know, I added ten more links to the Online Resources Page. Many link to period videos, which is always a plus. Enjoy!

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Posting Schedule Update

Hello everyone! I just wanted to let you all know that I’ve decided for now to post something every Wednesday.  Maybe eventually I can work up to more times a week, but right now I can only manage once a … Continue reading

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The Very Inspirational Blogger Award!

Hello everyone! I just found out that I’ve been nominated for a Very Inspiring Blogger Award.  How exciting! I’ve only been blogging for a few months, so it’s kind of mind-bogglingly great that someone has thought to nominate me for anything. … Continue reading

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Coroner’s Cocktails and Yak Yak Bourbon: The Worst Drinks of Prohibition

  Getting a decent drink during Prohibition was hard for everyone—but it was especially difficult for the poor.  While wealthier citizens were off quaffing imported liquor from Canada in opulent speakeasies, or sipping wine from their own private cellars, poor … Continue reading

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