The Electric Chair: An Unnatural American History
McFarland, 3. 3. 2016 - Počet stran: 285
This book provides a history of the electric chair and analyzes its features, its development, and the manner of its use. Chapters cover the early conceptual stages as a humane alternative to hanging, and the rivalry between Edison and Westinghouse that was one of the main forces in the chair’s adoption as a mode of execution. Also presented are an account of the terrible first execution and a number of the subsequent gruesome employments of the chair. The text explores the changing attitudes toward the chair as state after state replaced it with lethal injection.
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Opponents of capital punishment have often condemned the methods of execution as vehemently as the executions themselves. Brandon (Keene State Coll., NH) contends that, in modern times, the electric ... Přečíst celou recenzi
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