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Author Marquart, James W. (James Walter), 1954-

Title The rope, the chair, and the needle : capital punishment in Texas, 1923-1990 / James W. Marquart, Sheldon Ekland-Olson, Jonathan R. Sorensen.

Imprint Austin : University of Texas Press, 1994.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  364.6609764 M347r    ---  Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description xii, 275 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 257-267) and index.
Contents From lynchings to electrocutions -- The initial "harvest of death": 1924-1972 -- Rape, race, and a "peculiar chivalry" -- Capital murder and midnight appeals -- Spared the chair and sentenced to life --Adoption of lethal injection and contemporary death rituals -- Stages of sentencing and future dangerousness of convicts -- Some closing thoughts.
Subject Capital punishment -- Texas -- History -- 20th century.
Added Author Ekland-Olson, Sheldon, 1944-
Sorensen, Jonathan R. (Jonathan Roger), 1965-
ISBN 0292751583 (alk. paper)

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