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Against capital punishment the anti-death penalty movement in America, 1972-1994 by Herbert H. Haines

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Published by Oxford University Press in New York .
Written in English



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  • Capital punishment -- United States

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Includes bibliographical references.

StatementHerbert H. Haines.
LC ClassificationsHV8699.U5 H35 1999
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL36490M
ISBN 100195132491
LC Control Number99022341

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