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Other American Execution Methods

Jeffrey L. Kirchmeier

in Imprisoned by the Past: Warren McCleskey and the American Death Penalty

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199967933
eISBN:
9780190225612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199967933.003.0017
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter discusses the history of other execution methods used in the United States in modern times besides the electric chair, including hanging, the gas chamber, firing squads, and lethal ... More


Intoxication

Toni Bentley

in Sisters of Salome

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300090390
eISBN:
9780300127256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300090390.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter presents the story of Mata Hari, the most famous female spy of the twentieth century, who was condemned to a death by firing squad. Her story, like so many women's and like Salome's, ... More


Buckeyes in the Briar Patch: Southwestern Ohio Bluegrass in the 1970s

Jon Hartley Fox

in Industrial Strength Bluegrass: Southwestern Ohio's Musical Legacy

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780252043642
eISBN:
9780252052538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043642.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, American

Bluegrass joined the “counterculture” in 1970s Ohio. Sam’s Bar and Grill, Aunt Maudie’s Country Garden, Arnold’s, King’s Row, and Village Tavern brought new followers and pioneer female and ... More


End of the Napoléonade

Alan Schom

in One Hundred Days: Napoleon's Road to Waterloo

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195081770
eISBN:
9780199854400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195081770.003.0013
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines the condition of Napoleon Bonaparte during the days shortly after the Battle of Waterloo. It suggests that during this time Napoleon had given up on rebuilding his army or ... More


The Diplomacy of Drug Trafficking at the Beginning of the Revolution

Eduardo Sáenz Rovner

in The Cuban Connection: Drug Trafficking, Smuggling, and Gambling in Cuba from the 1920s to the Revolution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831755
eISBN:
9781469605722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807888582_saenz_rovner.16
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter discusses the demand of Harry J. Anslinger, then director of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Narcotics (FBN), to deport the mafia bosses who administered the island's casinos, asserting that ... More


Starting Over: Executions Resume in the 1970s and 1980s

Jeffrey L. Kirchmeier

in Imprisoned by the Past: Warren McCleskey and the American Death Penalty

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199967933
eISBN:
9780190225612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199967933.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter describes the American death penalty in the immediate aftermath of the Supreme Court’s 1976 Eighth Amendment capital punishment decisions through the 1970s and 1980s. After states passed ... More


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