Kansas Charley: the Story of a 19th-Century Boy Murderer

By: Brumberg, Joan Jacobs

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Orphaned at the age of six, Charles Miller spent his adolescence riding the rails under the self-styled moniker "Kansas Charley. " On a September evening in 1890, when he was only 15 years old, he shot and killed two young men in a boxcar headed for Wyoming. His trial lasted just 3 days, ending in a death sentence that resulted in his controversial 1892 hanging in Cheyenne. This book brings vividly to life a thought-provoking chapter in American history and in the history of the juvenile justice system. It also sheds light on our contemporary predicament, encouraging us to think about what it means to continue upholding the juvenile death penalty in the 21st century. Includes an index and notes. 16 pages of photographs, drawings, posters, and newspaper articles are included.; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall

Title: Kansas Charley: the Story of a 19th-Century Boy Murderer

Author: Brumberg, Joan Jacobs

Illustrator: Illustrated by Photographs

Categories: Criminals,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Viking Press: 2003

ISBN: 067003228X

ISBN 13: 9780670032280

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New in New dust jacket

Seller ID: 002248

Keywords: MURDERERS TRUE CRIME MURDER UNITED STATES BIOGRAPHY TEENAGER,