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

Author: Gordon Morris Bakken
Publisher: Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, ©2010.
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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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Genre/Form: Livres électroniques
History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gordon Morris Bakken
OCLC Number: 780514824
Notes: Titre de l'écran-titre (visionné le 14 févr. 2012).
TRAITEMENT SOMMAIRE.
Description: 1 online resource.
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.
Responsibility: edited by Gordon Morris Bakken.

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