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From lynch mobs to the killing state : race and the death penalty in America

Author: Charles J Ogletree; Austin Sarat
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2006.
Series: Charles Hamilton Houston Institute series on race and justice.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Uncovers the ways that race influences capital punishment, and attempts to situate the linkage between race and the death penalty in the history of America, in particular the history of lynching.  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles J Ogletree; Austin Sarat
ISBN: 0814740219 0814740227 9780814740217 9780814740224
OCLC Number: 62533842
Description: ix, 309 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Capital punishment as legal lynching? / Timothy V. Kaufman-Osborn --
Making race matter in death matters / Charles J. Ogletree, Jr. --
Traces of slavery : race and the death penalty in historical perspective / Stuart Banner --
The role of victim's race and geography on death sentencing : some recent data from Illinois / Michael L. Radelet and Glenn L. Pierce --
Death in "whiteface" : modern race minstrels, official lynching, and the culture of American apartheid / Benjamin Fleury-Steiner --
Stereotypes, prejudice, and life-and-death decision making : lessons from laypersons in an experimental setting / Mona Lynch --
Discrimination, death and denial : the tolerance of racial discrimination in infliction of the death penalty / Stephen B. Bright --
The rhetoric of race in the "new abolitionism" / Austin Sarat.
Series Title: Charles Hamilton Houston Institute series on race and justice.
Responsibility: edited by Charles J. Ogletree, Jr. and Austin Sarat.
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