By Paul Christian Jones
In Against the Gallows, Paul Christian Jones explores the fascinating cooperation of America’s writers—including significant figures corresponding to Walt Whitman, John Greenleaf Whittier, E. D. E. N. Southworth, and Herman Melville—with reformers, politicians, priests, and periodical editors who tried to finish the perform of capital punishment within the usa through the 1840s and 1850s. In an age of passionate reform efforts, the antigallows circulation loved vast attractiveness, waging its crusade in legislatures, pulpits, newspapers, and literary journals.
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Against the Gallows: Antebellum American Writers and the Movement to Abolish Capital Punishment by Paul Christian Jones