Victorians Against the Gallows: Capital Punishment and the Abolitionist Movement in Nineteenth Century Britain

Victorians Against the Gallows: Capital Punishment and the Abolitionist Movement in Nineteenth Century Britain

by James Gregory

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781848856943
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 11/11/2011
Series: Library of Victorian Studies , #5
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

James Gregory is Lecturer in Modern British History at the University of Bradford. He is the author of Of Victorians and Vegetarians: The Vegetarian Movement in Nineteenth-Century Britain (I.B.Tauris, 2007) and Reformers, Patrons and Philanthropists: The Cowper-Temples and High Politics in Victorian England (I.B.Tauris, 2009).

Table of Contents

Introduction
• The Rise and Decline of a Movement
• Capital Punishment as an Imperial Problem
• Personnel of the S.A.C.P.
• Abolitionism in Operation
• The Abolitionists and Parliament
• The Mental World of Abolitionism
• Capital Sentences
• Abolitionism; an Appraisal *Conclusion

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