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The Death Penalty

An American History

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PAPERBACK

$30.00 • £24.95 • €27.00

ISBN 9780674010833

Publication Date: 03/31/2003

Academic Trade

408 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

12 halftones

World

  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction
  • 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
  • Epilogue
  • Appendix: Counting Executions
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • Honorable Mention, 2002 Association of American Publishers PSP Award, Law Category
  • Co-Winner, 2002 David J. Langum, Sr. Prize in American Legal History, Langum Charitable Trust
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