SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing. An indictment of the two systems of justice in the US - one for the rich, the other for the poor. A passionate argument against the death penalty, this includes a history of state-sponsored executions, and true-life stories of those condemned to die who were later found to be innocent, and more. INSCRIBED on the title page and dated in in the year of publication. Appendix. Sources. Index. 224 pp. Very near fine in a like dustjacket. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: The African-American activist argues the case against the death penalty, examining its recent history and revealing how it disproportionately affects blacks and sometimes leads to the killing of innocent defendants. 50,000 first printing. IP.
Review: Few leaders in American public life can speak with the moral authority of Jesse Jackson. Regardless of what you think of his politics or rhetorical style, Jackson can take debate to places where most public leaders dare not tread. In Legal Lynching, Jackson bravely takes aim at capital punishment. The argument he makes is not all bluster and bravado or simple preaching to the choir. Jackson recites the specifics of cases in which innocent men were sentenced to death--and even executed. He does not deny the popularity of the punishment, rather the purpose of his argument is to make it less popular. The racial injustice of sentencing and the application of capital punishment come in for particular attention, as Jackson sketches the moral case for reforming the American criminal justice system to conform with what he sees as morally sound notions of justice and human rights.
Title: LEGAL LYNCHING: RACISM, INJUSTICE AND THE ...
Publisher: New York: Marlowe & Company, (1996.) dj
Book Description Marlowe & Co, 1996. Book Condition: Good. 1st Edition. Ships from Reno, NV. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP91326442
Book Description Da Capo Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Bookseller Inventory # 2748333101
Book Description Da Capo Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some minor highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable. Bookseller Inventory # 2766558595
Book Description Da Capo Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Bookseller Inventory # 2767303395
Book Description Da Capo Press, Incorporated. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. This book has a light amount of wear to the pages, cover and binding. Bookseller Inventory # G1569247617I3N00
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Book Description Da Capo Press, Incorporated. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Book shows a small amount of wear - very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # G1569247617I4N00
Book Description Da Capo Press, Incorporated. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust jacket in good condition. First edition THUS. Minor shelf and handling wear, overall a clean solid copy with minimal signs of use. Bookseller Inventory # 1110282315
Book Description Marlowe & Co. Book Condition: Good. . Acceptable dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # N03C-01526
Book Description Marlowe & Co. Book Condition: Good. . Very Good dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # N01G-00236