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Lethal StateA History of the Death Penalty in North Carolina$
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Seth Kotch

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781469649870

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2020

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469649870.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

A History of the Present

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(p.1) Introduction
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Lethal State
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Seth Kotch

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469649870.003.0001

The introduction frames the themes and subjects of the book, including racial discrimination, cruelty, advocacy movements, and reform. It briefly outlines the history of the death penalty in North Carolina before and after the Civil War and describes the growth of the state’s incarceration infrastructure, including Central Prison, where death row is still located.

Keywords:   capital punishment, North Carolina, Central Prison, Jim Crow, death penalty, race

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