The Death Penalty: An American History

The Death Penalty: An American History


By (author) S. Banner

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  • Format: Hardback | 396 pages
  • Dimensions: 163mm x 240mm x 33mm | 730g
  • Publication date: 2 April 2002
  • Publication City/Country: Cambridge, Mass
  • ISBN 10: 0674007514
  • ISBN 13: 9780674007512

Product description

Now, for the first time, we have a comprehensive history of the death penalty in the United States. Stuart Banner tells the story of how, over four centuries, dramatic changes have taken place in the ways capital punishment has been administered and experienced. Banner moves beyond the debates to give us an unprecedented understanding of the many meanings of capital punishment in America.

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As an historical account of capital punishment in America, the book is unmatched..."The Death Penalty: An American History" is a remarkable achievement. There should be little doubt that it rightfully belongs alongside the very best scholarship ever written on the controversial subject.--Beau Breslin "Criminal Justice Review "