The death penalty : an American history /

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. In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, death was the standard penalty for a laundry l... Full description

Main Author: Banner, Stuart, 1963-
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2002.
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Table of Contents:
  • 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.