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Against capital punishment [electronic resource] : the anti-death penalty movement in America, 1972-1994 / Herbert H. Haines.

By: Haines, Herbert H.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1999Description: 1 online resource (xii, 265 p.).ISBN: 9780198024934 (electronic bk.); 0198024932 (electronic bk.); 1602564000 (electronic bk.); 9781602564008 (electronic bk.); 9780195132496 (print); 0195132491 (print).Subject(s): Capital punishment -- United States | Capital punishment -- United States -- History -- 20th century | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Penology | Peine de mort -- Etats-UnisGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Against capital punishment.DDC classification: 364.66/0973 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction: Death penalty abolitionism in America -- The fall and rise of capital punishment: 1965-1976 -- The return of the executioner: 1976-1982 -- The reemergence of political abolitionism -- Framing disputes in the movement against capital punishment -- Abolitionism at the crossroads -- Reframing capital punishment: pragmatic abolitionism -- Afterword: Spring, 1999.
Summary: While most western democracies have renounced the death penalty, capital punishment has growing support in the United States. A significant and vocal minority continues to oppose it. This is an account of anti-death penalty activism in America since the ten-year moratorium on executions ended.
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"First published in 1996 by Oxford University Press"--T.p. verso.

"With a new afterword by the author"--Cover.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-250) and index.

Introduction: Death penalty abolitionism in America -- The fall and rise of capital punishment: 1965-1976 -- The return of the executioner: 1976-1982 -- The reemergence of political abolitionism -- Framing disputes in the movement against capital punishment -- Abolitionism at the crossroads -- Reframing capital punishment: pragmatic abolitionism -- Afterword: Spring, 1999.

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While most western democracies have renounced the death penalty, capital punishment has growing support in the United States. A significant and vocal minority continues to oppose it. This is an account of anti-death penalty activism in America since the ten-year moratorium on executions ended.

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