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Published: 08 December 2016

450 Pages


ISBN: 9780190653002

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Imprisoned by the Past

Warren McCleskey, Race, and the American Death Penalty

Prof. Jeffrey L. Kirchmeier

  • Examines the long history of the American death penalty and its connection to the case of Warren McCleskey, one of the most important Supreme Court cases in history.
  • Provides one of the most thorough examinations of the history of the American death penalty.
  • Gives readers an understanding of the historical forces behind abolition and adoption of death penalty.
  • Provides a unique understanding of the death penalty in the context of a compelling human story.

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