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Invitation to an execution : a history of the death penalty in the United States

Author: Gordon Morris Bakken
Publisher: Albuquerque, N.M. : University of New Mexico Press, ©2010.
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"Until the early twentieth century, printed invitations to executions issued by lawmen were a vital part of the ritual of death concluding a criminal proceeding in the United States. In this study, the author invites readers to an understanding of the death penalty in America with a collection of essays that trace the history and politics of this highly charged moral, legal, and cultural issue. Bakken has solicited  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2010010258
(OCoLC)505913451
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gordon Morris Bakken
ISBN: 0826348580 9780826348586
OCLC Number: 768310424
Description: 1 online resource ([xi], 467 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction : Invitation to an execution / Gordon Morris Bakken --
Politics and capital punishment : the role of judicial, legislative, and executive decisions in the practice of death / Stacy L. Mallicoat --
Conflicts of interest : business, death, and the bird court / Michael A. Pierson --
Fear, capital punishment, and order : the construction and use of capital punishment statutes in early modern England and seventeenth-century New England / Patrick Callaway --
Murder most foul : Native Americans and the evolution of the death penalty / Vanessa Gunther --
The death penalty in federal law / Lonnie Wilson --
Ovines and bovines / Ion Puschila --
Amnesty International and the death penalty : toward global abolition / Alexander Karn --
The celluloid execution : Hollywood films and capital punishment / Susanne Teepe Gaskins --
The death penalty in the South / Michael A. Powell --
The death penalty in the North / Dino E. Buenviaje --
The death penalty in the Midwest / Melody M. Miyamoto, Charles W. Showalter --
The death penalty in the Great Plains / John Gregory Jacobsen --
The death penalty in the Pacific Northwest / Joseph Laythe --
To do no harm : medicine and the death penalty in England and Texas / Norwood Andrews --
Means of death : methods of execution in California, 1937-2007 / Thomas Bojorquez --
Capital punishment and executions in Montana / Ellen Baumler --
The death penalty in Arizona and New Mexico / Daniel Stackhouse --
Arkansas and Missouri : the death penalty / Timothy R. Finch --
Capital punishment and corporal punishment in the California gold mines / Andrea McDowell --
Vigilantism during the Gold Rush / Mary Marki, Christopher Clayton Smith --
The death penalty in California : 1857-1970 / Susan Sanchez-Barnett --
Capital punishment suggested reading / Catherine Kaye --
Appendix : List of men executed in Montana by Miner's and Legal Courts, 1862-2007.
Responsibility: edited by Gordon Morris Bakken.

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Traces the history and politics of the death penalty in the US. Includes essays from historians, political scientists and lawyers to provide a broad treatment of the evolution of American cultural  Read more...

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