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    DescriptionPerhaps the single medium in which women have been consistently treated as equal to men is the American judicial system. Although the system has met with enormous public condemnation, equality under the law has justified the legal execution of nearly six hundred American women since 1632.This book profiles the lives and cases of selected women sentenced to capital punishment in America between 1840 and 1899, most of whom were executed by hanging. The book is divided into chapters by decades, chronologically following a summary of the long and heated debate regarding women and capital punishment. Also evident is the influence of the 1870s women's rights movement on the issue. Each chapter concludes with a comprehensive list of all women executed in the United States during the respective decade, specifying age, ethnicity and criminal conviction.


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    Title
    Women and Capital Punishment in America, 1840-1899
    Subtitle
    Death Sentences and Executions in the United States and Canada
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kerry Segrave
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 218
    Width: 163 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 308 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780786438235
    ISBN 10: 0786438231
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27430
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    BIC E4L: SOC
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/19CNTY
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JH
    BIC subject category V2: JFSJ1
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.4
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    Libri: I-SO
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET034
    Ingram Theme: CULT/CANADN
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036040, SOC030000
    BIC subject category V2: 1KBB
    BISAC V2.8: SOC028000, HIS006000
    BIC subject category V2: 3JH, JFMC, 1KBC
    DC22: 364.660820973
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    DC22: 364.66082097
    Thema V1.0: JBSF1, NHTB, JBFV
    Illustrations note
    notes, bibliography, index
    Publisher
    McFarland & Co Inc
    Imprint name
    McFarland & Co Inc
    Publication date
    15 July 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Jefferson, NC
    Author Information
    Veteran researcher Kerry Segrave is the author of numerous works of social history. His books have covered such topics as ticket scalping, tipping, baldness, vending machines, drive-in theaters, suntanning, jukeboxes, smoking, swindling, lie detectors, shoplifting, and walking, among many others exploring popular culture. He lives in British Columbia.