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History of the Death Penalty

This site contains some papers tracing the history of the use of the death penalty in the U.S. Part I includes Introduction to the Death Penalty, The Abolitionist Movement, and Constitutionality of the Death Penalty in America. Part II includes Limiting the Death Penalty, Additional Death Peanalty Issues and Recent Developments in Capital Punishment. It also includes a chart that chronicles the U.S. use of the death penalty over the past four centuries.


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