Lethal State: A History of the Death Penalty in North Carolina

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Price
$34.44
Publisher
University of North Carolina Press
Publish Date
Pages
320
Dimensions
6.14 X 9.21 X 0.72 inches | 1.09 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781469649870

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About the Author
Seth Kotch is assistant professor of American studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Reviews
Kotch convincingly captures the history and legacy of North Carolina's intersection of lynching and capital punishment, including its relatively on-again, off-again embrace of the latter from the colonial era to the current day.--ICCA Journal


Seth Kotch's impressive work focuses on the sinister impulse he sees as having driven both lynchings and executions in North Carolina. The book provides a harsh and enlightening history of the relationship between race and punishment in the State. . . . The level of detail and breadth of the information presented are impressive; the author's arguments are convincingly made; his presentation of the material is compelling.--Social Forces


No substantial volume has been devoted to the history of capital punishment in a single American state until Professor Kotch provided his detailed history of the death penalty in North Carolina.--North Carolina Historical Review