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Author Name:    McGAHAN, Peter

Title:   Killers, Thieves, Tramps & Sinners. First Edition

Publisher:    Goose Lane, Fredericton, 1989, ISBN:0864921144 

Seller ID:   18319

McGAHAN, Peter. Killers, Thieves, Tramps & Sinners. (Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada) : Goose Lane Editions, (1989). First Edition. Pp (8),[9]-192.With 13 b&w photos as well as some other illustrations in the text. 8vo, p rinted black cardcovers with red lettering to front and spine. "In McGahan's account, the 'world we have lost' in the Maritimes was not a peaceful world. There were preachers who were also bigamists; policemen who were motivated by revenge; ordinary citizens who suddenly engaged in 'unnatural' acts.Indeed Killers, Thieves, Tramps & Sinners demonstrates that where crime is concerned, the boundaries are not set by geography but by the unpredictabl e impulses of men and women." - from the rear cover. Introduction; The chapters [un-numbered in the text] are : 1. Confessions of a Bigamist; 2. Street Corner Loafing "A Nuisance That Must Be Abated"; 3. Religious Armies and the Threat to Peace; 4. The Callaghan Murder; 5. Policeman Parker's Departure; 6. The Murder of Policeman Steadman; 7. Murder at Bear River [Digby County, Nova Scotia];; 8. The Meadow Brook Tragedy [Westmorland County, New Brunswick]; 9. "Tired of This World"; 10. Vagrants and Tramps; 11. The Ill-Treated Sailors [pp.147-150]; 12. The "Unnatural" Acts; 13. The Neglectful Husbands; 14. Thieves, Robbers and Con-Men. Name, else very good. 15.00


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