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Fighting the Death Penalty : A Fifty-Year Journey of Argument and Persuasion (Hardcover) (Eugene G.
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Michigan is the only state in the country that has a death penalty prohibition in its constitution—Eugene G. Wanger’s compelling arguments against capital punishment is a large reason it is there. The forty pieces in this volume are writings created or used by the author, who penned the prohibition clause, during his fifty years as a death penalty abolitionist. His extraordinary background in forensics, law, and political activity as constitutional convention delegate and co-chairman of the Michigan Committee Against Capital Punishment has produced a remarkable collection. It is not only a fifty-year history of the anti–death penalty argument in America, it also is a detailed and challenging example of how the argument against capital punishment may be successfully made.
Number of Pages: 228.0
Genre: Freedom + Security / Law Enforcement, Social Science, History
Publisher: Michigan State Univ Pr
Author: Eugene G. Wanger
Street Date: April 1, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-39-2330