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The death penalty : an American history

Author: Stuart Banner
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A comprehensive account of the death penalty in the United States. Stuart Banner tells the story of dramatic changes, over four centuries, in the ways capital punishment has been administered and experienced. In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, death was the standard penalty for a laundry list of crimes--from adultery to murder, from arson to horse- theft. Hangings were public events, staged before enormous  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Ebook
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Banner, Stuart, 1963-
Death penalty.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2002
(OCoLC)655108570
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stuart Banner
ISBN: 0674007514 9780674007512 9780674010833 0674010833
OCLC Number: 47658928
Awards: Joint winner of David J. Langum, Sr. Prize in American Legal History or Biography 2002
Nominated for Littleton-Griswold Prize 2002
Nominated for Bancroft Prize 2003
Nominated for National Book Awards 2002
Nominated for Pulitzer Prizes 2003
Nominated for Ellis W. Hawley Prize 2003
Nominated for PROSE Awards 2002
Nominated for James Willard Hurst Prize 2003
Winner of Langum Prize for Historical Literature (Legal History) 2002
Description: 385 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Terror, blood, and repentance --
2. Hanging day --
3. Degrees of death --
4. The origins of opposition --
5. Northern reform, southern retention --
6. Into the jail yard --
7. Technological cures --
8. Decline --
9. To the Supreme Court --
10. Resurrection.
Responsibility: Stuart Banner.
Local System Bib Number:
1610475867688_369904

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Here, for the first time, we have a comprehensive account of the death penalty in the United States. Stuart Banner tells the story of dramatic changes, over four centuries, in the ways capital  Read more...
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The Death Penalty is certain to be the definitive account of the American experience with capital punishment, from its beginnings in the seventeenth century, to the execution of Timothy McVeigh in Read more...

 
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good book

by EliasMacris (WorldCat user published 2011-01-12) Good Permalink

this book gives you acuate info on what you need to learn on the death penalty.so i give this book a thumbs up cause it is very understanible.if i can rea this and understand then i most deffenetly know u can too.i do recomened this book the 2nd most becase it still gives very good info 

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