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Slavery and the death penalty: A study in abolition

Malkani, Bharat ORCID: 2018. Slavery and the death penalty: A study in abolition. Law, Justice and Power, Abingdon and New York: Routledge. 10.4324/9781315609300

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It has long been acknowledged that the death penalty in the United States of America has been shaped by the country’s history of slavery and racial violence, but this book considers the lesser explored relationship between the two practices’ respective abolitionist movements. The book explains how the historical and conceptual links between slavery and capital punishment have both helped and hindered efforts to end capital punishment. The comparative study also sheds light on the nature of such efforts, and offers lessons for how death penalty abolitionism should proceed in future. Using the history of slavery and abolition, it is argued that anti-death penalty efforts should be premised on the ideologies of the radical slavery abolitionists.

Item Type: Book
Book Type: Authored Book
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Cardiff Law & Politics
Additional Information: DOI on this record links to the e-book version
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781472452740
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 19 December 2017
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2022 10:19

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