Gallows Speeches from Eighteenth-Century Ireland

Gallows Speeches from Eighteenth-Century Ireland

by James Kelly

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Gallows Speeches from Eighteenth-Century Ireland by James Kelly

Kelly (history, Dublin City U., Ireland) presents some 100 of the extant published speeches delivered by condemned men and women as they face their impending deaths by hanging. Although the speeches are not annotated (being, often, the only known primary source of the incidents), Kelly does a provide a rather detailed introduction placing the speeches in historical and social context and explaining their import as a window into criminality from the viewpoint of those condemned, most often the poor. Distributed by ISBS.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781851826117
Publisher: Four Courts Press
Publication date: 06/28/2001
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

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