The Death Penalty: An American History / Edition 1

The Death Penalty: An American History / Edition 1

by Stuart Banner
     
 

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 punishment has been administered and experienced. Banner moves beyond the debates to give us an unprecedented understanding of America's ultimate punishment.See more details below

Overview

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 punishment has been administered and experienced. Banner moves beyond the debates to give us an unprecedented understanding of America's ultimate punishment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674010833
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
03/01/2003
Pages:
408
Sales rank:
740,610
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

  • 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

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