Against the Gallows: Antebellum American Writers and the Movement to Abolish Capital Punishment

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aIn "Against the Gallows, " Paul Christian Jones explores the intriguing cooperation of AmericaOCOs writersOCoincluding major figures such as Walt Whitman, John Greenleaf Whittier, E. D. E. N. Southworth, and Herman MelvilleOCowith reformers, politicians, clergymen, and periodical editors who attempted to end the practice of capital punishment in the United States during the 1840s and 1850s. In an age of passionate reform efforts, the antigallows movement enjoyed broad popularity, waging its campaign in legislatures, ...

Against the Gallows: Antebellum American Writers and the Movement to Abolish Capital Punishment 2011, University of Iowa Press

ISBN-13: 9781609380489

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