Executing Democracy, Volume One: Capital Punishment & the Making of America, 1683-1807
This first volume is a rhetorical history of public debates about crime, violence, and capital punishment in America. It offers an overview, beginning in 1683, of how crime, violence and capital punishment influenced the settling of the New World, the Ame
Stephen John Hartnett is Associate Professor and chair of the Department of Communication at the University of Colorado - Denver. He is the author of several books including Democratic Dissent and the Cultural Fictions of Antebellum America, which won the National Communication Association's James A. Winans - Herbert A. Wichelns Memorial Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Rhetoric and Public Address.