The American Death Penalty

Daniel LaChance
Emory University
Discipline(s): History
Syllabus Last Updated: 
September, 2015

This class aims to give students a broad overview of capital punishment in the United States, from 1607 to the present. It pays particular attention to the role that race has played in the representation and administration of the death penalty. It gives equal attention to the  popular representations and imaginings of capital punishment and the lived experience of those who administered and suffered it.