Cruel and Unusual
The American Death Penalty and the Founders’ Eighth Amendment
John D. Bessler

Northeastern University Press



Contents

Acknowledgments
• Introduction
• In Cold Blood
• On Crimes and Punishments
• The Abolitionists
• America’s Founding Fathers
• The Eighth Amendment
• Capital Punishment in America
• The Road to Abolition
• Conclusion
• Notes
• Bibliography
• Index




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