Murder and the Death Penalty in Massachusetts

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For more than 300 years Massachusetts executed men and women convicted of murder, but with a sharp eye on "due proceeding" and against the backdrop of popular ambivalence about the death penalty's morality, cruelty, efficacy, and constitutionality. In this authoritative book, Alan Rogers offers a comprehensive account of how the efforts of reformers and abolitionists and the Supreme Judicial Court's commitment to the rule of law ultimately converged to end the death penalty in Massachusetts. In the seventeenth century, ...

Murder and the Death Penalty in Massachusetts 2008, University of Massachusetts Press, Amherst

ISBN-13: 9781558496330

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Murder and the Death Penalty in Massachusetts 2008, University of Massachusetts Press

ISBN-13: 9781558496323

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