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Table Of Contents

Introduction: The Cultural Rhetoric of Capital Punishment
1. Anti-gallows Activism in Antebellum American Law and Literature
2. Simms, Child, and the Aesthetics of Crime and Punishment
3. Literary Executions in Cooper, Lippard, and Judd
4. Hawthorne and the Evidentiary Value of Literature
5. Melville, MacKenzie, and Military Executions
6. Capital Punishment and the Criminal Justice System in Dreiser's An American Tragedy
Epilogue: "The Death Penalty in Literature"

Literary Executions
Capital Punishment and American Culture, 1820–1925
Publication Date: 15 Jul 2014
Status: Available
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Trim Size: 6" x 9"
Page Count: 344 pages
Illustrations: 1 b&w photo
ISBN: 9781421413327