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Author Garland, David

Title Peculiar institution : America's death penalty in an age of abolition / David Garland

Publ Info Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2010
 CCRI-Prov.  HV8699 .U5 G36 2010    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  HV8699.U5 G36 2010    AVAILABLE
 Salve Main Collection  HV8699.U5 G36 2010    AVAILABLE
 URI  HV8699 U5 G36 2010    AVAILABLE
 Wheaton Stacks  HV8699.U5 G36 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript 417 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [315]-393) and index
Contents The exemplary execution -- A peculiar institution -- The American way of death -- Historical modes of capital punishment -- The death penalty's decline -- Processes of transformation -- State and society in America -- Capital punishment in America -- An American abolition -- New political and cultural meanings -- Reinventing the death penalty -- Death and its uses -- Discourse and death
LC subject Capital punishment -- United States -- History
Discrimination in capital punishment -- United States -- History
Decentralization in government -- United States -- History
Power (Social sciences) -- United States -- History
ISBN 9780674057234 (alk. paper)
0674057236 (alk. paper)