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Lethal State A History of the Death Penalty in North Carolina

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ISBN-10: 146964987X

ISBN-13: 9781469649870

Edition: 2019

Authors: Seth Kotch

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For years, American states have tinkered with the machinery of death, seeking to align capital punishment with evolving social standards and public will. Against this backdrop, North Carolina had long stood out as a prolific executioner with harsh mandatory sentencing statutes. But as the state sought to remake its image as modern and business-progressive in the early twentieth century, the question of execution preoccupied for lawmakers, reformers, and state boosters alike. In this book, Seth Kotch recounts the history of the death penalty in North Carolina, from its colonial origins to the present. He tracks the attempts to reform and sanitize the administration of death in a state as…    
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2019
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 2/25/2019
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.12" wide x 9.25" long x 0.72" tall
Weight: 0.066
Language: English