Dancehall Ladies: Executed Women of the 20th Century
In 1998, a mere six months after the publication of the first edition of Dancehall Ladies, two more women were executed, adding to the previous total of 37 females executed by the United States. This revised edition includes their story, along with updated statistics. The book, filled with photographs that put faces with the statistics of capital punishment, examines the history of executed women in the United States. As the 20th century concludes, Dancehall Ladies provides powerful insight into America's dealings with women criminals in the past hundred years. It will certainly influence debate on the topic well into the new century.
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