The last gasp: the rise and fall of the American gas chamber

pt. 1. The rise of the lethal chamber -- Envisioning the lethal chamber -- Fashioning a frightful weapon of war -- Devising "constructive peacetime uses" -- Staging the world's first gas execution -- "Like watering flowers" -- Pillar of respectability -- The rising storm --...

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Main Author: Christianson, Scott (Author)
Format: Print Book
Language:English
Published: Berkeley, Calif. [u.a.] University of California Press c2010
Online Access: Inhaltsverzeichnis (Verlag)
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Summary:pt. 1. The rise of the lethal chamber -- Envisioning the lethal chamber -- Fashioning a frightful weapon of war -- Devising "constructive peacetime uses" -- Staging the world's first gas execution -- "Like watering flowers" -- Pillar of respectability -- The rising storm -- Adapted for genocide -- pt. 2. The fall of the gas chamber -- Clouds of abolition -- The battle over capital punishment -- "Cruel and unusual punishment"? -- The last gasp -- Appendix 1: U.S. patent for the lethal gas chamber (1937/1939) -- Appendix 2: Persons executed by lethal gas in the United States, by state, 1924/1999
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index
Physical Description:XIV, 325 S. Ill.
ISBN:9780520255623