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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