Legal Executions in New York State: A Comprehensive Reference, 1639-1963

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9780786403868: Legal Executions in New York State: A Comprehensive Reference, 1639-1963

All known executions conducted in or by the state of New York from 1639 through 1963 are covered here. In 1963 the last execution occurred before the state formally abolished the death penalty in 1965. Arranged chronologically, each entry includes the executed person's name and race, and the crime for which he or she was sentenced to death.

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Daniel Allen Hearn is also the author of Legal Executions in New Jersey: A Comprehensive Registry, 1691-1963 (2005) and Legal Executions in New England: A Comprehensive Reference, 1623-1960 (1999, republished in paperback in 2007). He is employed by the federal government and lives in Monroe, Connecticut.

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"extensive research. ...would be a useful addition to the collections of general, academic, and law libraries. ...particularly timely" -- Catholic Library World

"included are the individual's name; age at time of death; race; crime committed; and date, place, and method of execution" -- Criminal Justice Abstracts

"the entries are useful in showing the application of capital punishment for various offenses for more than 300 years...entertaining, providing true crime aficionados the essential gory details along with citations for follow-up...a mandatory purchase for academic and public libraries in the state of New York and all academic and large public libraries in the northeastern United States" -- ARBA

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