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by Joan Jacobs Brumberg

  • Author: Joan Jacobs Brumberg
  • ISBN: 014200488X
  • ISBN13: 978-0142004883
  • ePub: 1381 kb | FB2: 1262 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Historical
  • Publisher: Penguin Books (August 31, 2004)
  • Pages: 288
  • Rating: 4.9/5
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Kansas Charley: The Boy Murderer ePub download

Joan Jacobs Brumberg (born April 29, 1944) is an American social historian and writes and lectures in the fields .

Joan Jacobs Brumberg (born April 29, 1944) is an American social historian and writes and lectures in the fields of women's history and medical history. Her first appointment at Cornell University (1979) was in Women's Studies and Human Development. In light of the contemporary debates over the juvenile death penalty, she wrote Kansas Charley: The Boy Murderer (2004) which explored the case of an immigrant adolescent murderer who was hanged in Cheyenne, Wyoming in 1898.

I didn’t detect any. I did find that Brumberg tries to explain the conditions that turned a boy into a murderer, but to me that’s elucidation, not sentiment. The author does not excuse the double homicide that sent Miller to the gallows.

Charles Miller was a seventeen?year?old orphan who was hanged in Wyoming in 1892 for a horrific double murder committed when he was only fifteen. This true story takes us into a world of poverty and abuse, revealing the people and places that shaped Charley?s behavior, his crime and his punishment.

Brumberg, Joan Jacobs. Explores the subject of juvenile murderers and juvenile justice through the life and death of Charley Miller (Kansas Charley) in the late 1880s.

But in historian Joan Jacobs Brumberg's important new work, Kansas Charley, she reminds us that it is, tragically, a long-standing dilemma. Through the moving tale of Charles Miller, Brumberg takes us into a world of poverty, tragedy, and abuse, of people and places that shaped Miller's behavior, his crime, and his punishment. Orphaned at the age of six, Charles Miller failed to find a safe home, and, at the age of fourteen, was riding the rails under the self-styled moniker "Kansas Charley

But in historian Joan Jacobs Brumberg's important new work, Kansas Charley, she reminds u. .

But in historian Joan Jacobs Brumberg's important new work, Kansas Charley, she reminds u.Most Americans regard kids who kill as a problem unique to our era. But in historian Brumberg's important new work, she reminds readers that it is, tragically, a long-standing dilemma.

Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Kansas Charley : The Boy Murderer by Joan . Most Americans regard kids who kill as a modern phenomenon, but the tragic tale of Kansas Charley shows that violent boys are a long-standing problem

Most Americans regard kids who kill as a modern phenomenon, but the tragic tale of Kansas Charley shows that violent boys are a long-standing problem. Charles Miller was a seventeen year old orphan who was hanged in Wyoming in 1892 for a horrific double murder committed when he was only fifteen. This true story takes us into a world of poverty and abuse, revealing the people and places that shaped Charley s behavior, his crime and his punishment.

The Story of a 19th-Century Boy Murderer. by Joan Jacobs Brumberg. Charley and his three siblings entered the New York Orphan Asylum, where he suffered the humiliation of chronic bedwetting, a condition that did not endear him to the families who took him in. He bounced from one abusive situation to another until he ran off to hop trains.

Joan Jacobs Brumberg is a Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow and Professor Emerita at Cornell where she taught history, human development and gender studies since 1979. She is best known for her books on the history of girls and their mental health. in American Studies, among other awards.

Joan Jacobs Brumberg (born April 29, 1944) is an American social .

Traces the century-old juvenile murder case of fifteen-year-old Charles Miller, citing such factors as his orphaned state at the age of six, his inability to find a safe home, the influences of poverty and abuse that led to his murder of two other young men, and his controversial, politically motivated execution. Reprint.
Quynaus
Charles Miller was placed in a New York City orphanage as a young boy, and then he was separated from his brothers and sister when they all were sent out west to live with other families. Charles suffered abuse and never had any luck with his placements. Having to struggle and shift for himself at age fifteen Charles found himself in a railroad car with two other individuals who were friends. We never learn because Charles, himself, is unable to tell us why he shot the two other persons in the car while they slept. His only explanation is that he was drunk on alcohol. Perhaps he also was afraid of another gang rape which he had once experienced in the past. Having experienced guilt for his crime Charles turned himself in. Ironically, if Charles had committed his crime a few miles earlier in Nebraska the outcome may well have been different. Since the crime was committed in neighboring Wyoming Charles was tried, convicted, and sentenced to hang. Sadly those he felt closest to in his life were those who were part of his life after his arrest. Although he briefly escaped twice from his jail cell he did not exhibit any hostility towards anyone. In jail he was fed better than he ever was in his life, and finally found those who were sincerely interested in his welfare. Sadly, Charles Miller paid the ultimate price for his crime at the age of seventeen without lamenting his fate. His execution took place in 1892 in the belief it would be a deterrent to others in the future. We now know how false that belief is to be.

The author includes an Afterword at the end of the book in regard to youngsters and crimes that have taken place in recent years. In the case of Charles Miller his life in this world hardly provided him with a chance to better himself. He went to his death as a Christian, and looked forward to the peace he never found in this world. This is a sad story of three needless deaths none of which would have taken place if someone had provided this young boy the necessary support that he craved.
Wilalmaine
One of the best books I've ever read ( and I've read a lot). I can't help but feel sorry for the killer. I think he wanted a friend and he felt he never had one. I think he felt unwanted in the world, and the two boys he killed drove that thought home with him. I wish I had been there to help Charley pick himself up and move on from the crushing hurts he had been through. I'm also going to say, shockingly, that I didn't have much sympathy for the two victims. How quick they were to completely disregard the obviously pathetic Charley. They had everything but were determined to treat Charley as an object of scorn after he showed them, in the beginning, nothing but kindness. The author here does well. If you love history or true crime, you'll love this book about an event you didn't know about, BUT YOU WILL NEVER FORGET after reading this. A heartbreaking story. A MUST.
Togar
Since my son is taking a course at Cornell Summer College from Professor Brumberg, I thought I would read one of her books to get an idea of how she thinks and writes (a gross generalization that often works for me). I expected a scholarly but dry account of 15-year-old murderer, Charley Miller. I did not expect a dramatic and compelling historical novel that rivals today's best books. "Kansas Charlie," is extremely well researched and written in a simple, direct and contemporary style. Although she attempts to be fair and objective, it's obvious that Professor Brumberg wrote this novel to advance her own unarguably poignant point-of-view regarding juvenile justice and how little progress has been made since the Victorian Age. But, who can blame her when political maneuvering rather than an interest in solving an important social issue often blunts real progress? I'm certain my 16-year-old son is in extremely good hands.
Eyalanev
excellent book on orphans and early day(1890) happening in Wyoming
Mullador
Well Researched book for a murder case by a juvenile back in the 1890's that can be easilly related to cases that happen today. This story of Kansas Charley is well written and a sad situation where a child that could not find a place in society had slipped through the cracks of the government that should of protected him.
Dondallon
Excellent read about a story that is not well known. Very detailed.
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