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

In Against the Gallows, Paul Christian Jones explores the intriguing cooperation of America's writers - including major figures such as Walt Whitman, John Greenleaf Whittier, E.D.E.N. Southworth, and Herman Melville - with reformers, politicians, clergymen, and periodical editors who attempted...

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Main Author: Jones, Paul C., 1969-
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Iowa City, Iowa : University of Iowa Press, ©2011.
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Summary:In Against the Gallows, Paul Christian Jones explores the intriguing cooperation of America's writers - including major figures such as Walt Whitman, John Greenleaf Whittier, E.D.E.N. Southworth, and Herman Melville - 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.
Physical Description:1 online resource (x, 230 pages)
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-222) and index.
ISBN:9781609380496
1609380495