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Capital Punishment on Trial

Furman V. Georgia and the Death Penalty in Modern America

Capital Punishment on Trial( )
Author: Oshinsky, David M.
ISBN:978-0-7006-1711-1
Publication Date:Apr 2010
Publisher:University Press of Kansas
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $17.95
Book Description:

A Pulitzer Prize-winning historian takes a new and closer look at the Supreme Court's controversial and much-debated stance on capital punishment in the landmark case of Furman v. Georgia.

Book Details
Pages:158
Detailed Subjects: Social Science / Capital Punishment
Author Biography
Oshinsky, David M. (Author)
He is also an associate editor of the American National Biography.

Oshinsky writes about the brutality of penitentiary life in his book, Worse Than Slavery: Parchman Farm and the Ordeal of Jim Crow Justice. He earned a Senior Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities and an appointment as Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Texas, Austin for his work on the penitentiary project. Oshinsky also received the 17th Annual Robert F. Kennedy Book Award for his novel.

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