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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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
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
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Capital punishment
  • Capital punishment
  • United States
  • Peine de mort
  • Peine de mort
  • États-Unis
  • Capital punishment
  • Capital punishment
  • Social conditions
  • United States
  • Doodstraf
  • Aspect moral
  • Histoire
  • Peine capitale
  • États-Unis
  • Todesstrafe
  • Geschichte
  • USA
  • Peine de mort - Aspect moral - États-Unis
  • Peine de mort - États-Unis - Histoire
  • Geschichte
  • Todesstrafe
  • États-Unis - Conditions sociales
  • USA
Label
The death penalty : an American history, Stuart Banner
Link
http://www.gbv.de/dms/sbb-berlin/332770192.pdf
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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
ocm47658928
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
385 p., [8] p. of plates
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674007512
Lccn
2001047047
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o47658928
  • (OCoLC)47658928
Label
The death penalty : an American history, Stuart Banner
Link
http://www.gbv.de/dms/sbb-berlin/332770192.pdf
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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
ocm47658928
Dimensions
24 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
385 p., [8] p. of plates
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674007512
Lccn
2001047047
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o47658928
  • (OCoLC)47658928

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