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The Resource The death penalty : an American history, Stuart Banner

The death penalty : an American history, Stuart Banner

Label
The death penalty : an American history
Title
The death penalty
Title remainder
an American history
Statement of responsibility
Stuart Banner
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 list of crimes--from adultery to murder, from arson to horse- theft. Hangings were public events, staged before enormous audiences, attended by women and men, young and old, black and white. Early on, the gruesome spectacle was an explicitly religious event--replete with sermons, confessions, and last-minute penitence--to promote the salvation of both the condemned person and the spectators. Through the nineteenth century, in response to changing mores, execution became increasingly secular and private. In the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, as execution has become a quiet, sanitary, technological procedure, the death penalty is as divisive as ever. Re-creating what it was like to be the condemned prisoner, the executioner, and the eyewitness, Banner moves beyond the debates to give us an understanding of America's ultimate punishment
Member of
Cataloging source
OCLCE
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1963-
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Banner, Stuart
Dewey number
364.66/0973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HV8699.U5
LC item number
B367 2002
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
HV8699.U5
NAL item number
(INTERNET)
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Capital punishment
  • Capital punishment
  • United States
  • Capital Punishment
  • United States
  • Peine de mort
  • Peine de mort
  • États-Unis
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • Crime
  • Capital punishment
  • Capital punishment
  • Social conditions
  • United States
  • Todesstrafe
  • Geschichte
  • Doodstraf
  • Aspect moral
  • Histoire
  • Peine capitale
  • États-Unis
  • USA
Label
The death penalty : an American history, Stuart Banner
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Northern reform, southern retention
  • 6.
  • Into the jail yard
  • 7.
  • Technological cures
  • 8.
  • Decline
  • 9.
  • To the Supreme Court
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Resurrection
  • Terror, blood, and repentance
  • 2.
  • Hanging day
  • 3.
  • Degrees of death
  • 4.
  • The origins of opposition
Control code
655108570
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (385 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674010833
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvjfchpm
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)655108570
Label
The death penalty : an American history, Stuart Banner
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Northern reform, southern retention
  • 6.
  • Into the jail yard
  • 7.
  • Technological cures
  • 8.
  • Decline
  • 9.
  • To the Supreme Court
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Resurrection
  • Terror, blood, and repentance
  • 2.
  • Hanging day
  • 3.
  • Degrees of death
  • 4.
  • The origins of opposition
Control code
655108570
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (385 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674010833
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvjfchpm
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)655108570

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