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Women and the death penalty in the United States, 1900-1998

Author: Kathleen A O'Shea
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1999.
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Studies criminal cases from throughout the twentieth century in which women have been given the death penalty.
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Genre/Form: Case studies
History
Cas, Études de
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
O'Shea, Kathleen A.
Women and the death penalty in the United States, 1900-1998.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1999
(OCoLC)654211289
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen A O'Shea
ISBN: 027595952X 9780275959524
OCLC Number: 39013837
Description: xxiii, 404 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: History and the execution of women ; Alabama: electrocution --
Arizona: gas/lethal injection --
Arkansas: electrocution/lethal injection --
California: gas/lethal injection --
Connecticut: gas/lethal injection --
Delaware: lethal injection/hanging --
Federal jurisdiction --
Florida: electrocution --
Georgia: electrocution --
Idaho: lethal injection/firing squad --
Illinois: lethal injection --
Indiana: lethal injection --
Kentucky: electrocution --
Louisiana: lethal injection --
Maryland: gas/lethal injection --
Massachusetts: no death penalty --
Mississippi: gas/lethal injection --
Nevada: lethal injection --
New Jersey: lethal injection --
New York: lethal injection --
North Carolina: gas/lethal injection --
Ohio: gas/lethal injection --
Oklahoma: lethal injection --
Pennsylvania: lethal injection --
South Carolina: lethal injection --
Tennessee: electrocution/lethal injection --
Texas: lethal injection --
Vermont: no death penalty --
Virginia: lethal injection --
Appendices : A. Women on death row, 1998 ; B. Women with death sentences by state ; C. Length of time of death row ; D. Women's death sentences since 1900 ; E. Ages of women on death row, 1998.
Responsibility: Kathleen A. O'Shea ; foreword by Ann Patrick Conrad.

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