Journals Higher Education



Published: 30 May 1991

224 Pages | 4 halftones

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195066630

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Rites of Execution

Capital Punishment and the Transformation of American Culture, 1776-1865

Louis P. Masur

This study examines the conflict over capital punishment in the United States and the way it transformed American culture between the revolution and the Civil War, relating the shift in rituals of punishment and attitudes toward discipline to the emergence of middle class culture.


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