Executing Democracy, Volume One: Capital Punishment & the Making of America, 1683-1807

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Executing Democracy: Capital Punishment & the Making of America, 1683-1807 is the first volume of a rhetorical history of public debates about crime, violence, and capital punishment in America. This volume offers a lively historical overview of how crime, violence, and capital punishment influenced the settling of the New World, the American Revolution, and the frantic post-war political scrambling to establish norms that would govern the new republic.

Executing Democracy, Volume One: Capital Punishment & the Making of America, 1683-1807 2010, Michigan State University Press

ISBN-13: 9780870138690

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