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Criminal Sentencing in Nineteenth Century Pennsylvania

Howard Bodenhorn

NBER Working Paper No. 14283
Issued in August 2008

---- Acknowledgements -----

I thank Carolyn Moehling, Anne Morrison Piehl and seminar participants at Clemson University for many helpful comments on earlier versions of the paper. I thank Professor John Langbein at Yale Law School for affording me the opportunity to attend his course on the history of the common law in which I learned much about the history of criminal procedure. Veronica Hart provided invaluable research assistance. Financial support was provided by the National Science Foundation, SES-0109165. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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