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Title:
Legal executions in New England : a comprehensive reference, 1623-1960
Author:
Hearn, Daniel Allen, 1958-
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Publication Information:
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
vii, 444 pages ; 23 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780786406708
Format :
Book

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Central Library HV8699.U5 H388 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Between 1623 and 1960 (the date of the last execution as of 1999), Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont legally put to death more than 700 men and women for a wide variety of capital crimes ranging from army desertion to murder. This companion volume to the previously released Legal Executions in New York State (McFarland,1997) is comprised of chronologically arranged biographical entries for the executed persons. Each entry gives personal data on the executed person, including age, ethnicity, and gender, as well as a detailed account of the crime for which he or she was sentenced to death and information on the place and method of execution. Fully indexed.


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