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Author Kotch, Seth, author

Title Lethal state : a history of the death penalty in North Carolina / Seth Kotch
Published Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2019]
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Description 1 online resource
Series Justice, Power, and Politics
Justice, power, and politics.
Contents The general sense of justice : lynching and the death penalty, 1880-1950 -- Without howling, without squirming : reinventing the death penalty in Jim Crow North Carolina, 1910-1936 -- I cannot allow this boy to be executed : the essential role of mercy, 1910-1949 -- Intelligent and civilized sentiments : activism, discretion, and the decline of the death penalty, 1941-1961 -- An emotional craving : the revival of the death penalty in North Carolina, 1961-1984
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century.
Capital punishment -- North Carolina -- History -- 19th century.
Capital punishment -- North Carolina -- History -- 20th century.
North Carolina -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1469649896 (electronic bk.)
9781469649894 (electronic bk.)