Invitation to an execution a history of the death penalty in the United States

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Full title: Invitation to an execution [electronic resource] : a history of the death penalty in the United States / edited by Gordon Morris Bakken.
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Other authors: Bakken, Gordon Morris.
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: Invitation to an execution / Gordon Morris Bakken
  • Politics and capital punishment: the role of judicial, legislative, and executive decisions in the practice of death / Stacy L. Mallicoat
  • Conflicts of interest: business, death, and the bird court / Michael A. Pierson
  • Fear, capital punishment, and order: the construction and use of capital punishment statutes in early modern England and seventeenth-century New England / Patrick Callaway
  • Murder most foul: Native Americans and the evolution of the death penalty / Vanessa Gunther
  • The death penalty in federal law / Lonnie Wilson
  • Ovines and bovines / Ion Puschila
  • Amnesty International and the death penalty: toward global abolition / Alexander Karn
  • The celluloid execution: Hollywood films and capital punishment / Susanne Teepe Gaskins
  • The death penalty in the south / Michael A. Powell
  • The death penalty in the north / Dino E. Buenviaje
  • The death penalty in the Midwest / Melody M. Miyamoto, Charles W. Showalter
  • The death penalty in the great plains / John Gregory Jacobsen
  • The death penalty in the Pacific Northwest / Joseph Laythe
  • To do no harm: medicine and the death penalty in England and Texas / Norwood Andrews
  • Means of death: methods of execution in California, 1937-2007 / Thomas Bojorquez
  • Capital punishment and executions in Montana / Ellen Baumler
  • The death penalty in Arizona and New Mexico / Daniel Stackhouse
  • Arkansas and Missouri: the death penalty / Timothy R. Finch
  • Capital punishment and corporal punishment in the California gold mines / Andrea McDowell
  • Vigilantism during the Gold Rush / Mary Marki, Christopher Clayton Smith
  • The death penalty in California: 1857-1970 / Susan Sanchez-Barnett
  • Capital punishment suggested reading / Catherine Kaye.