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Rites of execution [electronic resource] : capital punishment and the transformation of American culture, 1776-1865 / Louis P. Masur.

By: Masur, Louis P.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1989 (1991 [printing])Description: 1 online resource (viii, 208 p.) : ill., 1 facsim.ISBN: 142373694X (electronic bk.); 9781423736943 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Capital punishment -- United States -- History | Executions and executioners -- United States -- History | Electronic books | Peine de mort -- �Etats-Unis -- Histoire | Ex�ecutions capitales -- �Etats-Unis -- Histoire | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Penology | Capital punishment History | United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Rites of execution.DDC classification: 364.660973 Other classification: 15.00 | 86.41 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction -- Ritual and reform in antebellum America -- The design of public executions in the early American republic -- The opposition to capital punishment in post-Revolutionary America -- The dream of reformation and the limits of reform -- The origins of private executions in America -- Anti-gallows activists and the commitment to moral reform -- The conflict over capital punishment in antebellum America -- Epilogue.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 165-197) and index.

Introduction -- Ritual and reform in antebellum America -- The design of public executions in the early American republic -- The opposition to capital punishment in post-Revolutionary America -- The dream of reformation and the limits of reform -- The origins of private executions in America -- Anti-gallows activists and the commitment to moral reform -- The conflict over capital punishment in antebellum America -- Epilogue.

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Rites of execution by Masur, Louis P. ©1989
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