Legal Executions in New England: A Comprehensive Reference, 1623-1960
By: Daniel Allen Hearn (author)Paperback
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Between 1623 and 1960 (the date of the last execution as of 1999), Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont legally put to death more than 700 men and women for a wide variety of capital crimes ranging from army desertion to murder. This companion volume to the previously released "Legal Executions in New York State" (McFarland, 1997) is comprised of chronologically arranged biographical entries for the executed persons. Each entry gives personal data on the executed person, including age, ethnicity, and gender, as well as a detailed account of the crime for which he or she was sentenced to death and information on the place and method of execution. This title is fully indexed.
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