Against The Gallows: Antebellum American Writers And The Movement To Abolish Capital Punishment

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In Against the Gallows, Paul Christian Jones explores the intriguing cooperation of America’s writers—including major figures such as Walt Whitman, John Greenleaf Whittier, E. D. E. N. Southworth, and Herman Melville—with reformers, politicians, clergymen, and periodical editors who attempted to end the practice of capital punishment in the United States during the 1840s and 1850s. In an age of pa...

Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: University Of Iowa Press; 1 edition (August 25, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1609380487
ISBN-13: 978-1609380489
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
Amazon Rank: 6042061
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form efforts, the antigallows movement enjoyed broad popularity, waging its campaign in legislatures, pulpits, newspapers, and literary journals.