The Penalty is Death: U.S. Newspaper Coverage of Women's Executions
University of Missouri Press, 2002 - 336 strani
In 1872 Susan Eberhart was convicted of murder for helping her lover to kill his wife. The Atlanta Constitution ran a story about her hanging in Georgia that covered slightly more than four full columns of text. In an editorial sermon about her, the Constitution said that Miss Eberhart not only committed murder, but also committed adultery and "violated the sanctity of marriage." An 1890 article in the Elko Independent said of Elizabeth Potts, who was hanged for murder, "To her we look for everything that is gentle and kind and tender; and we can scarcely conceive her capable of committing the highest crime known to the law." Indeed, at the time, this attitude was also applied to women in general. By 1998 the press's and society's attitudes had changed dramatically. A columnist from Texas wrote that convicted murderess Karla Faye Tucker should not be spared just because she was a woman. The author went on to say that women could be just as violent and aggressive as men; the idea that women are defenseless and need men's protection "is probably the last vestige of institutionalized sexism that needs to be rubbed out."
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Little Attention for First Executions
Little Support for Changes to Execution Laws
Government Secrecy of Executions under Federal Authority
The Late 1990s and Beyond
The HighTech Media at the End of the Twentieth Century
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The Penalty Is Death: U. S. Newspaper Coverage of Women's Executions
Omejen predogled - 2002
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