Cover of: The last gasp by Scott Christianson
Preview

Buy this book

When you buy books using these links the Internet Archive may earn a small commission.

Last edited by MARC Bot
December 23, 2020 | History
An edition of The last gasp (2010)

The last gasp

the rise and fall of the American gas chamber

  • 0 Ratings
  • 1 Want to read
  • 0 Currently reading
  • 0 Have read

This edition was published in by University of California Press in Berkeley.

Written in English

This edition doesn't have a description yet. Can you add one?

Previews available in: English

Edition Availability
Cover of: Last Gasp
Last Gasp: The Rise and Fall of the American Gas Chamber
2011, University of California Press
in English
Cover of: Last Gasp
Last Gasp: The Rise and Fall of the American Gas Chamber
2010, University of California Press
in English
Cover of: The last gasp
The last gasp: the rise and fall of the American gas chamber
2010, University of California Press
in English
Cover of: Last Gasp
Last Gasp: The Rise and Fall of the American Gas Chamber
2010, University of California Press
in English

Add another edition?

The last gasp

the rise and fall of the American gas chamber

This edition was published in by University of California Press in Berkeley.


Table of Contents

pt. 1. The rise of the lethal chamber
Envisioning the lethal chamber
Fashioning a frightful weapon of war
Devising "constructive peacetime uses"
Staging the world's first gas execution
"Like watering flowers"
Pillar of respectability
The rising storm
Adapted for genocide
pt. 2. The fall of the gas chamber
Clouds of abolition
The battle over capital punishment
"Cruel and unusual punishment"?
The last gasp
Appendix 1: U.S. patent for the lethal gas chamber (1937/1939)
Appendix 2: Persons executed by lethal gas in the United States, by state, 1924/1999.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
364.66
Library of Congress
HV8699.U5 C415 2010, HV8699.U5C415 2010

The Physical Object

Pagination
p. cm.

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL23994519M
ISBN 13
9780520255623
LC Control Number
2009052476

Community Reviews (0)

Feedback?
No community reviews have been submitted for this work.

Lists containing this Book

History

Download catalog record: RDF / JSON / OPDS | Wikipedia citation
December 23, 2020 Edited by MARC Bot import existing book
October 9, 2020 Edited by ImportBot import existing book
August 2, 2020 Edited by ImportBot import existing book
May 16, 2020 Edited by CoverBot Added new cover
January 5, 2010 Created by ImportBot Imported from Library of Congress MARC record.