The Historical Atlas of American Crime presents a geographic overview of the development of crime in America, from colonial times to the present. Covering all varieties of crime, from murder to fraud, from organized crime to terrorism, these pages contain a fascinating survey of the most significant criminal developments in United States history. Emphasizing cases that were the first of their kind, new types of crime, and crimes peculiar to certain regions, The Historical Atlas of American Crime demonstrates how geography, shifting populations, Western expansion, and technology have shaped crime and the development of American society. Organized into discrete historical periods, this atlas provides a unique perspective with penetrating analysis and intriguing detail. The entries are informative, but written in an engaging, you are there style. Approximately 50 photographs, a 16-page color insert showcasing historical maps, and approximately 40 additional maps all provide a striking visual accompaniment to the insightful text. Excerpted from The Historical Atlas of American Crime by Fred Rosen All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.