Against Capital Punishment: The Anti-Death Penalty Movement in America, 1972-1994

By Herbert H. Haines | Go to book overview

Contents
Introduction: Death Penalty Abolitionism in America,3
Historical Cycles of American Abolitionism,7
Death Penalty Abolitionism and Modern Social Movements,16
Analytical Framework,19
1. The Fall and Rise of Capital Punishment: 1965-1976,23
The Road to Furman: 1965-1972,23
The Struggle Against Restoration: 1972-1976,45
Gregg and Woodson,52
2. The Return of the Executioner: 1976-1982,55
Refining the Death Penalty Process,55
"Let's Do It": Gary Gilmore and the Return of Executions in America,57
The Slow Reawakening of Abolitionism,59
Out of the Courtroom: 1976-1982,69
Summary,71
3. The Reemergence of Political Abolitionism,73
"Deregulating Death": 1983-1994,74
Organizational Growth After 1983,79
Reframing the Death Penalty,83
The Struggle to Diversify,102

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface vii
  • Contents xi
  • Introduction: Death Penalty Abolitionism in America 3
  • 1 - The Fall and Rise of Capital Punishment: 1965-1976 23
  • 2 - The Return of the Executioner: 1976-1982 55
  • Summary 71
  • 3 - The Reemergence of Political Abolitionism 73
  • 4 - Framing Disputes in the Movement Against Capital Punishment 117
  • 5 - Abolitionism at the Crossroads 148
  • 6 - Reframing Capital Punishment: Pragmatic Abolitionism 167
  • Notes 197
  • References 221
  • Index 239
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