Capital Punishment in the United States: A Documentary History

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An Account of the Alteration and Present State of the Penal Laws of Pennsylvania, 28-30
An Account of the State Prison or Penitentiary House in the City of New York, 39-40
Acker, James R., 171
African Americans. See Blacks
Aggravating factors, and death sentences, 169-170
Aikens v. California, 140
Alabama, xxxvii, 86-89, 123-125, 304
Alaska, 304
Alternatives to capital punishment, 31. See also Life-without-parole; Lifewithout-parole plus restitution American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), xxxi, xxxviii, 110, 121, 125- 127, 313
American College of Physicians, 283- 285
American League to Abolish Capital Punishment, 69, 80, 82, 84
American Medical Association, 284
American Psychiatric Association, 200
Amnesty International, 258-259, 279, 313
Amsterdam, Anthony G., xxxviii, 110, 131-133, 213-215
Anti-communism, effect on death penalty reform, 82, 119
Anti-gallows societies, 34-35, 58-62
Anti-slavery movement, 34-35, 52-59
Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996, xxxii, xl, 247-249, 294-299
Apartheid, 291-292
Appeals process, xxxv, 260-263. See also Habeas corpus; individual cases
Arbitrariness, in capital sentencing, xxix-xxx, 141-148, 189-191
Archer, Dane, 181
Arizona, 304
Arkansas, 304
Assassination, death penalty for, xxxv, 230
Baby boom: effect on crime rates, 112, 252-253; effect on public opinion about the death penalty, 171. See also Public opinion and the death penalty Backlog of death penalty cases. See Execution, backlog of Bailey, William C., 250, 257-258
Baldus, David C., xxx, 157, 173, 219
"Baldus Study, " xxxix, 207-209, 218- 221

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  • Title Page iii
  • Copyright Acknowledgments v
  • Contents xi
  • Series Foreword xix
  • Preface xxi
  • Introduction xxv
  • Note xxxv
  • Significant Dates in the History of Capital Punishment xxxvii
  • Part I - Early Views on Capital Punishment: Colonial Era to Independence 1
  • Note 12
  • Part II - The Abolition Movement Gains Ground, 1800-1917 31
  • Note 37
  • Note 52
  • Note 66
  • Part III - War and Economic Depression Overshadow Capital Punishment, 1918-1959 75
  • Note 90
  • Note 102
  • Part IV - Capital Punishment in the Courts, 1960-1976 109
  • Note 128
  • Note 141
  • Note 152
  • Note 157
  • Note 162
  • Part V - The Debate Begins Anew, 1977-1989 169
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  • Note 186
  • Note 190
  • Note 192
  • Note 208
  • Note 231
  • Part VI - The Death Penalty in the 1990s: Contemporary Issues 247
  • Note 287
  • Note 289
  • Glossary 301
  • Appendix A - Federal and State Capital Offenses in the United States 303
  • Appendix B - U.S. Executions: Colonial Times to 1995 309
  • Appendix C - Selected U.S. Supreme Court Cases 311
  • Appendix D - Capital Punishment Interest Groups and Related Organizations 313
  • Select Bibliography 315
  • Index 327
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