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The Resource Against the gallows : antebellum American writers and the movement to abolish capital punishment, Paul Christian Jones

Against the gallows : antebellum American writers and the movement to abolish capital punishment, Paul Christian Jones

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Against the gallows : antebellum American writers and the movement to abolish capital punishment
Title
Against the gallows
Title remainder
antebellum American writers and the movement to abolish capital punishment
Statement of responsibility
Paul Christian Jones
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
℗¡In Against the Gallows, Paul Christian Jones explores the intriguing cooperation of America & rsquo;s writers & mdash;including major figures such as Walt Whitman, John Greenleaf Whittier, E.D.E.N. Southworth, and Herman Melville & mdash;with reformers, politicians, clergymen, and periodical editors who attempted to end the practice of capital punishment in the United States during the 1840s and 1850s. In an age of passionate reform efforts, the antigallows movement enjoyed broad popularity, waging its campaign in legislatures, pulpits, newspapers, and literary journals.℗¡Although it failed in it
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1969-
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Jones, Paul C.
Dewey number
810.9/3556
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Literature and society
  • Social problems in literature
  • Capital punishment in literature
  • Capital punishment
Label
Against the gallows : antebellum American writers and the movement to abolish capital punishment, Paul Christian Jones
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-222) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Haunted by the gallows: Antebellum American literature and capital punishment -- The politics of poetry: The democratic review and anti-gallows verse in 1840s America -- The American Newgate novel: Antebellum crime fiction and anti- gallows sympathy -- Walt Whitman's anti-gallows writing: The appeal to Christian sympathy -- Women's anti-gallows writing: The sentimental strategy of E.D.E.N. Southworth -- Herman Melville's Billy Budd: The legacy of antebellum anti-gallows literature
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ocn744451866
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 230 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781609380496
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unknown
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)744451866
Label
Against the gallows : antebellum American writers and the movement to abolish capital punishment, Paul Christian Jones
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-222) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Haunted by the gallows: Antebellum American literature and capital punishment -- The politics of poetry: The democratic review and anti-gallows verse in 1840s America -- The American Newgate novel: Antebellum crime fiction and anti- gallows sympathy -- Walt Whitman's anti-gallows writing: The appeal to Christian sympathy -- Women's anti-gallows writing: The sentimental strategy of E.D.E.N. Southworth -- Herman Melville's Billy Budd: The legacy of antebellum anti-gallows literature
Control code
ocn744451866
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 230 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781609380496
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)744451866

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