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The last gasp : the rise and fall of the American gas chamber, Scott Christianson

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The last gasp : the rise and fall of the American gas chamber
Title
The last gasp
Title remainder
the rise and fall of the American gas chamber
Statement of responsibility
Scott Christianson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Last Gasp takes us to the dark side of human history in the first full chronicle of the gas chamber in the United States. In page-turning detail, award-winning writer Scott Christianson tells a dreadful story that is full of surprising and provocative new findings. First constructed in Nevada in 1924, the gas chamber, a method of killing sealed off and removed from the sight and hearing of witnesses, was originally touted as a "humane" method of execution. Delving into science, war, industry, medicine, law, and politics, Christianson overturns this mythology for good. He exposes the sinist
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Christianson, Scott
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gas chambers
  • Capital punishment
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • Capital punishment
  • Gas chambers
  • United States
Label
The last gasp : the rise and fall of the American gas chamber, Scott Christianson
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-310) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 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 -- Clouds of abolition -- The battle over capital punishment -- "Cruel and unusual punishment"? -- The last gasp -- Appendix 1. Earl C. Liston's patent application -- Appendix 2. Persons executed by lethal gas in the United States, by state, 1924-1999
Control code
ocn655848189
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 325 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282697652
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
9786612697654
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 269765
  • 22573/cttt3hph
  • 58cd822f-e95e-4231-b2d1-9ff739c2d40a
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)655848189
Label
The last gasp : the rise and fall of the American gas chamber, Scott Christianson
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-310) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 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 -- Clouds of abolition -- The battle over capital punishment -- "Cruel and unusual punishment"? -- The last gasp -- Appendix 1. Earl C. Liston's patent application -- Appendix 2. Persons executed by lethal gas in the United States, by state, 1924-1999
Control code
ocn655848189
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 325 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282697652
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
9786612697654
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 269765
  • 22573/cttt3hph
  • 58cd822f-e95e-4231-b2d1-9ff739c2d40a
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)655848189

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