Executed Women of 20th and 21st Centuries (Google eBook)
Executed Women of the 20th and 21st Centuries provides a look into the lives, crimes, and executions of women during the 20th and 21st centuries. Rather than dealing with these women as numbers and statistics, this book presents them as human beings. Each of these women had lives, histories, and families. The purpose is not to condone their actions, but to suggest that those we executed are, in fact, humans—rather than monsters, as they are often portrayed.
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The Penalty Is Death: U. S. Newspaper Coverage of Women's Executions
Limited preview - 2002
Part One HangingDont Hang Me High for Decency Sake
Part Two The Electric ChairThis Is a Step Forward in the Cause of Humanity
Part Three The Gas ChamberHow in the Hell Would You Know?
Part Four Federal Executions of Women
Part Five The Last Two of the 20th Century
Part Six The New Century
Part Seven Clemencies and Commutations
Part Eight What Must a Woman Do to Be Executed?
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