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

Author/Creator:
Jones, Paul C., 1969-
Publication:
Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, c2011.
Format/Description:
Book
x, 230 p. ; 23 cm.
Subjects:
Literature and society -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Social problems in literature.
Capital punishment in literature.
Capital punishment -- Moral and ethical aspects -- United States.
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.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9781609380489 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
1609380487 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
9781609380496 (e-book)
1609380495 (e-book)
OCLC:
713567401
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