NECKTIE PARTIES. Legal Executions in Oregon 1851-1905

Author: Goeres-Gardner (Diane L.)
Year: 2005
Publisher: Caxton Press
First Edition
Edition Details: 1st US edn.
Book Condition: F.
ISBN: 9780870044465
Price: 10.00
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Hardback. A meticulously researched and documented examination of the history of legal executions in Oregon from the beginning of the territorial period until the time when executions were moved to the state penitentiary in Salem. Includes details of the 50 executed men, their crimes, their defences, and the stray details of late 19th century life, through court filings, newspaper articles, probate records and miscellaneous sources, which make a fascinating story. In 3 sections : Section One - Open to the Public, 1851-1866; Section Two - Modern Inventions 1878-1894; Section Three - Sensational Journalism, 1896-1905. Profusely Illus., Appendix + Index. 316pp. 8vo. softcover. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. F.

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