Imprisoned by the past : Warren McCleskey and the American death penalty / Jeffrey L. Kirchmeier.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 
xiii, 431 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Formatted Contents Note
A death in Dixie The trial of Warren McCleskey Offie Evans and McCleskey v. Zant The first limits : the early American death penalty through the 1850s Wars and death penalty abolition : the Civil War World War II A time of change : American society and the death penalty 1950s through the 1960s Into the courthouse : the 1970s abolition strategy A new era : a new U.S. death penalty returns in the late 1970s Starting over : executions resume in the 1970s and 1980s Lynching and race in America Race and the courts Warren McCleskey and the Baldus study The Supreme Court and McCleskey v. Kemp Mitigation and reform Warren McCleskey and the electric chair Other American execution methods The unstoppable death penalty after McCleskey into the early 1990s New abolitionist voices in the 1990s Innocence and the American death penalty A moratorium movement emerges in the 1990s The early twenty-first century death penalty in the courts The early twenty-first century death penalty in U.S. politics Escaping from imprisonment of the past.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-398) and index.
KF9227.C2 K57 2015
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