"Villainy Detected!" Crime and Consequences in Britain and America in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
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Special thanks to the Lawrence Henry Gipson Institute for funding the start-up of this project.

Thank you to the Free Library of Philadelphia for allowing the digitization of their The United States Criminal Calendar

Faculty Advisors

Ian P.H. Duffy
Professor of History
Lehigh University

Professor Duffy is interested in the economic and legal history of nineteenth-century Britain. His monograph, Bankruptcy and Insolvency in London During the Industrial Revolution, deals with financial policy, economic crises, and the development of the laws relating to bankruptcy. He is currently studying imprisonment for debt during Victoria's reign.

Jan S. Fergus
Professor of English
Lehigh University

Professor Fergus has published two books and many articles on Jane Austen. Her monographs include Jane Austen: A Literary Life and Jane Austen and the Didactic Novel: Northanger Abbey, Sense and Sensibility, and Pride and Prejudice. Her forthcoming book, Provincial Readers in Eighteenth-Century England, deals with the reading public and the marketplace.

Rosemary Mundhenk
Professor of English
Lehigh University

Professor Mundhenk's primary interest is in 19th-Century British literature. Her publications include, Victorian Prose: An Anthology, and numerous articles on Charles Dickens and George Eliot.

Monica Najar
Assistant Professor of History
Lehigh University

Professor Najar is a historian of the American revolutionary and early national eras. She specializes in the histories of gender, religion, and the South. Her forthcoming book, Evangelizing the South: A Social Hstory of Church and State, focuses on the transformation of the South to an evangelical society and the effects of the shift on political and social relations.

Megan A. Norcia
Assistant Professor of English
SUNY Brockport

Professor Norcia's scholarly interests include Victorian children's literature, imperial geography, and nineteenth-century adventure fiction and women's travel writing. She is currently revising a monograph X Marks the Spot: Victorian Women Map the Empire which focuses on women writers of geography primers.

Roger D. Simon
Professor of History
Lehigh University

Professor Simon is an urban and social historian, focusing on the impact of industrialization and the urbanization process. He is the author of a monograph on ethnicity and neighborhood-formation in Milwaukee, The City-Building Process: Housing and Services in New Milwaukee Neighborhoods 1880-1910, and Philadelphia: A Brief History, and co-author of a study of the urban adjustment, Lives of their own : Blacks, Italians, and Poles in Pittsburgh, 1900-1960.

Project Staff

The following staff is responsible for planning, implementing, and maintaining this site:

Roseanne Bowerman, Social Science Librarian

Ilhan Citak, Archives and Special Collections Librarian

Julia Maserjian, Digital Library Project Coordinator

Timothy McGeary, Senior Systems Specialist

Kathe Morrow, Humanities Librarian

Christine Roysdon, Director, Library Collections and Systems

Robert Weidman, Digital Library Technical Coordinator

Graduate Assistants

The following students were responsible for imaging, processing metadata, and writing annotations.

Heather Burychka, Southern Connecticut State University

Christopher Dougherty, Lehigh University History Dept.

Timothy Hayburn, Lehigh University History Dept.

Sarah Pomerantz, Lehigh University History Dept.

Andrew Stahlhut, Lehigh University History Dept.

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