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The Resource Rites of Execution : Capital Punishment and the Transformation of American Culture, 1776-1865

Rites of Execution : Capital Punishment and the Transformation of American Culture, 1776-1865

Label
Rites of Execution : Capital Punishment and the Transformation of American Culture, 1776-1865
Title
Rites of Execution
Title remainder
Capital Punishment and the Transformation of American Culture, 1776-1865
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries, Western societies abandoned public executions in favor of private punishments, primarily confinement in penitentiaries and private executions. The transition, guided by a reconceptualization of the causes of crime, the nature of authority, and the purposes of punishment, embodied the triumph of new sensibilities and the reconstitution of cultural values throughout the Western world. This study examines the conflict over capital punishment in the United States and the way it transformed American culture between the Revolution and the Civil War
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Cataloging source
EBLCP
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Masur, Louis P
Dewey number
364.6/6/0973
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • HV8699.U5M36 1989
  • HV8699.U5 M36 1991eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Capital punishment
  • Executions and executioners
  • Capital punishment
  • Executions and executioners
  • United States
Label
Rites of Execution : Capital Punishment and the Transformation of American Culture, 1776-1865
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction; 1. Ritual and Reform in Antebellum America; 2. The Design of Public Executions in the Early American Republic; 3. The Opposition to Capital Punishment in Post-Revolutionary America; 4. The Dream of Reformation and the Limits of Reform; 5. The Origins of Private Executions in America; 6. Anti-Gallows Activists and the Commitment to Moral Reform; 7. The Conflict over Capital Punishment in Antebellum America; Epilogue; Notes; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z
Control code
475956100
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (219 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781601297952
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)475956100
Label
Rites of Execution : Capital Punishment and the Transformation of American Culture, 1776-1865
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction; 1. Ritual and Reform in Antebellum America; 2. The Design of Public Executions in the Early American Republic; 3. The Opposition to Capital Punishment in Post-Revolutionary America; 4. The Dream of Reformation and the Limits of Reform; 5. The Origins of Private Executions in America; 6. Anti-Gallows Activists and the Commitment to Moral Reform; 7. The Conflict over Capital Punishment in Antebellum America; Epilogue; Notes; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z
Control code
475956100
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (219 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781601297952
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)475956100

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