HISTORY OF CAPITAL PUNISHMENT
Award Winning Author, Eugene G. Wanger
The Abolitionist of the Century Award
- Provides a comprehensive overview of the history of death penalty legislation
- Includes a database version of Eugene G. Wanger’s prestigious Death Penalty Collection: A Descriptive Bibliography
- Wanger’s bibliography includes books, pamphlets, periodicals, posters, photographs, and other memorabilia related to the history of the death penalty
- Database includes more than 7,000 bibliographic entries with links to nearly 650 full-text documents only available in HeinOnline!
- Collection contains more than 1,000 titles and 320,000 pages
- 75% of content in this collection is not available in core subscriptions!
- Also includes related trials, congressional hearings, periodicals, scholarly articles, and more!
THE ABOLITIONIST OF THE CENTURY AWARD
In October of 2019, Eugene G. Wanger was awarded the “Abolitionist of the Century Award” from the Journey of Hope.
Journey of Hope is an international organization dedicated to the abolition of the death penalty in the United States. The organization spotlights murder victim’s family members who choose not to seek revenge, and instead select the path of love and compassion for all of humanity.
“…Except for peace and war, no question of public policy is more important than whether or not, or under what circumstances, government should be authorized by its citizens to kill people.”
Eugene G. Wanger
ABOUT THE HISTORY OF CAPITAL PUNISHMENT IN HEINONLINE
This fully-searchable, easy-to-use resource is packed with information on capital punishment and includes both a PDF and a database version of the Wanger bibliographic index, with access to nearly 650 full text out-of-copyright works indexed in Wanger’s collection. Other death penalty-related publications include more than 150 trials, 300 books, and periodicals, as well as relevant scholarly articles, an additional bibliography, and external links to further the researcher’s exploration of this topic.
Mr. Wanger’s work, combined with the additional content included in History of Capital Punishment in HeinOnline, provides an extensive and well-organized platform for research on capital punishment and related issues.
ABOUT THE EUGENE G. WANGER & MARILYN M. WANGER DEATH PENALTY COLLECTION: A DESCRIPTION BIBLIOGRAPHY
The Eugene G. Wanger and Marilyn M. Wanger Death Penalty Collection contains a wide variety of materials that document the history and debate about capital punishment as well as discuss the criminal justice system surrounding it. The collection includes books, artifacts and ephemera, pamphlets, audio and video, prints, posters, buttons, reports, testimony, correspondence, files by subject, advocacy materials, and clippings. Mr. Wanger, a noted expert on this topic, created or collected the materials himself.
This extraordinary and unique scholarly resource was compiled over a period of more than 50 years, and was digitized exclusively by HeinOnline at the authors’ request. The bibliography concentrates on the death penalty’s nature, history, operation, effects, psychology, desirability, and compatibility with religious and moral precepts.
The material is organized into five parts:
- Part I: Books, Pamphlets and Important Ephemera
- Part II: Files
- Part III: Electronic Media
- Part IV: Graphics Inventory
- Part V: Artifacts Inventory
Also included are finding lists, comprehensive search lists (including references to 97 names and subjects pertaining to capital punishment), and a general index.
This incredible collection also includes Wanger’s testimony at numerous hearings opposing bills attempting to reinstate the death penalty, as well as brochures and short articles. The bound and boxed volumes provide a comprehensive overview of the history of death penalty legislation in Michigan. Through legislation in 1846, the state became first English-speaking government to abolish the death penalty for murder and lesser crimes.
ADDITIONAL ONLINE RESOURCES CONTENT
In addition to the database based on Wanger’s Death Penalty Collection: A Descriptive Bibliography, the online resource contains:
- An A-Z list of all available full-text titles
- Periodicals on the topic of the death penalty
- Trials and congressional hearings related to capital punishment
- Additional bibliographic references
- Scholarly articles about this topic
- Links to relevant external resources
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