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The solemn sentence of death: capital punishment in Connecticut

Introduction: the paradox of capital punishment -- Biblical retribution, 1636/1699 -- The emergence of Yankee justice, 1700/1772 -- The era of Newgate Prison, 1773/1827 -- The debate over capital punishment, 1828/1879 -- The menace of the criminal class, 1880/1929 -- The waning of executions, 1930/1...

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Main Author: Goodheart, Lawrence B.
Format: Print Book
Language:English
Published: Amherst, Mass. [u.a.] University of Massachusetts Press 2011
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Summary:Introduction: the paradox of capital punishment -- Biblical retribution, 1636/1699 -- The emergence of Yankee justice, 1700/1772 -- The era of Newgate Prison, 1773/1827 -- The debate over capital punishment, 1828/1879 -- The menace of the criminal class, 1880/1929 -- The waning of executions, 1930/1960 -- An unofficial moratorium, 1961/2004 -- The execution of Michael Ross, 2005 -- Epilogue: an unworkable death penalty
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index
Physical Description:XII, 318 S.
ISBN:155849846X
1558498478
9781558498464
9781558498471