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The Resource The hangman's knot : lynching, legal execution, and America's struggle with the death penalty, Eliza Steelwater

The hangman's knot : lynching, legal execution, and America's struggle with the death penalty, Eliza Steelwater

Label
The hangman's knot : lynching, legal execution, and America's struggle with the death penalty
Title
The hangman's knot
Title remainder
lynching, legal execution, and America's struggle with the death penalty
Statement of responsibility
Eliza Steelwater
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
364.66/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV8699.U5
LC item number
S72 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The hangman's knot : lynching, legal execution, and America's struggle with the death penalty, Eliza Steelwater
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 243-272) and index
Contents
Introduction: the hanging of George Woods -- "The right type of case": capital punishment, prisoners without capital, and public support for executions -- The worst of the worst: Puritans, punishment and political power -- "A vast circle of people": authority, public execution, and crowd control -- "Darkness, threatening, ruins, terror": the penitentiary and capital punishment -- The will of the people: early reactions against capital punishment -- Legacy of conquest: Civil War, slavery and the first Ku Klux Klan -- Shivaree: punishment by mob -- "Let each man be his own executioner": rise of San Francisco vigilantes -- Takeover: return of the San Francisco vigilantes -- Boots, bullets, and big bucks: the vigilante myth -- "Beaten all to smash": labor, the Robber Barons, and the law -- "Death and destruction of the system": labor on trial -- White on white terrorism after the Civil War -- "Serving your racial needs": Colonel Simmons's Ku Klux Klan -- "Foreigners and Negroes": discrimination, lynching, and the penalty of death -- A clean, well-lighted place: death penalty reform in the Progressive Era -- "Evolving standards of decency": civil rights and abolition of the death penalty -- The endless end of capital punishment
Control code
ocm52055145
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 280 p.
Isbn
9780813340425
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003010154
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(Sirsi) o52055145
Label
The hangman's knot : lynching, legal execution, and America's struggle with the death penalty, Eliza Steelwater
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 243-272) and index
Contents
Introduction: the hanging of George Woods -- "The right type of case": capital punishment, prisoners without capital, and public support for executions -- The worst of the worst: Puritans, punishment and political power -- "A vast circle of people": authority, public execution, and crowd control -- "Darkness, threatening, ruins, terror": the penitentiary and capital punishment -- The will of the people: early reactions against capital punishment -- Legacy of conquest: Civil War, slavery and the first Ku Klux Klan -- Shivaree: punishment by mob -- "Let each man be his own executioner": rise of San Francisco vigilantes -- Takeover: return of the San Francisco vigilantes -- Boots, bullets, and big bucks: the vigilante myth -- "Beaten all to smash": labor, the Robber Barons, and the law -- "Death and destruction of the system": labor on trial -- White on white terrorism after the Civil War -- "Serving your racial needs": Colonel Simmons's Ku Klux Klan -- "Foreigners and Negroes": discrimination, lynching, and the penalty of death -- A clean, well-lighted place: death penalty reform in the Progressive Era -- "Evolving standards of decency": civil rights and abolition of the death penalty -- The endless end of capital punishment
Control code
ocm52055145
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 280 p.
Isbn
9780813340425
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003010154
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(Sirsi) o52055145

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