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The Resource Lethal state : a history of the death penalty in North Carolina, Seth Kotch

Lethal state : a history of the death penalty in North Carolina, Seth Kotch

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Lethal state : a history of the death penalty in North Carolina
Title
Lethal state
Title remainder
a history of the death penalty in North Carolina
Statement of responsibility
Seth Kotch
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
For years, American states have tinkered with the machinery of death, seeking to align capital punishment with evolving social standards and public will. Against this backdrop, North Carolina had long stood out as a prolific executioner with harsh mandatory sentencing statutes. But as the state sought to remake its image as modern and business-progressive in the early twentieth century, the question of execution preoccupied lawmakers, reformers, and state boosters alike. In this book, Seth Kotch recounts the history of the death penalty in North Carolina from its colonial origins to the present. He tracks the attempts to reform and sanitize the administration of death in a state as dedicated to its image as it was to rigid racial hierarchies. Through this lens, Lethal State helps explain not only Americans' deep and growing uncertainty about the death penalty but also their commitment to it. Kotch argues that Jim Crow justice continued to reign in the guise of a modernizing, orderly state and offers essential insight into the relationship between race, violence, and power in North Carolina. The history of capital punishment in North Carolina, as in other states wrestling with similar issues, emerges as one of state-building through lethal punishment. -- {u2021}c From publisher{u2019}s description
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Kotch, Seth
Dewey number
364.6609756
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV8699.U6
LC item number
N846 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Justice, power, and politics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Capital punishment
  • Capital punishment
  • Lynching
  • North Carolina
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Capital punishment
  • Lynching
  • Race relations
  • North Carolina
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Lethal state : a history of the death penalty in North Carolina, Seth Kotch
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-294) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : a history of the present -- 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 -- Conclusion : a history of failure?
Control code
1038021809
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
307 pages
Isbn
9781469649863
Lccn
2018021265
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1038021809
Label
Lethal state : a history of the death penalty in North Carolina, Seth Kotch
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-294) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : a history of the present -- 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 -- Conclusion : a history of failure?
Control code
1038021809
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
307 pages
Isbn
9781469649863
Lccn
2018021265
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1038021809

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