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This hardcover work, by former PHS President Herman Melton, documents crime and punishment in Southside Virginia from 1750 until 1950, based on court and press documents.

Thirty-nine Lashes—Well Laid On:” Crime and Punishment in Southside Virginia

  • This book is, as the title implies, an account of some of the crimes committed by citizens of the Southside and the punishment meted out for such violations from Colonial days to the period shortly after WWII. Self-published/privately printed. Published in 2002, 386 pages.

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