The Electric Chair

Since Its First Use In 1890, The Electric Chair Has Been The Means Of Legal Execution For Over 4,300 Individuals In 23 States Its Use In Recent Years Has Steadily Declined, And Nowadays Many States Use The Chair Only As A Museum Display This Book Provides A History Of The Electric Chair And Analyzes Its Features, Its Development, And The Manner Of Its Use Chapters Cover The Early Conceptual Stages As A Humane Alternative To Hanging, And The Rivalry Between Edison And Westinghouse That Was One Of The Main Forces In The Chair S Adoption As A Mode Of Execution Also Presented Are An Account Of The Terrible First Execution And A Number Of The Subsequent Gruesome Employments Of The Chair The Text Explores The Changing Attitudes Toward The Chair As State After State Replaces It With Lethal Injection.The Electric Chair

The Wall Street Journal compared Craig s most recent book, The Five Year Party with Tom Wolfe s I Am Charlotte Simmons and it has been featured in The Huffington Post, The Atlantic, Forbes, ABC News, CNN, the Chronicle of Higher Education and dozens of blogs and online journals He spent 20 years as a newspaper reporter, 12 as a college writing teacher and now spends all his time on book projec

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  • Paperback
  • 279 pages
  • The Electric Chair
  • Craig Brandon
  • English
  • 13 August 2019
  • 9780786444939

10 thoughts on “The Electric Chair

  1. says:

    I found the battle between Westinghouse and Edison regarding what type of current would be used for the electric chair to be very interesting Although I knew the history of the electric chair had to be a little political, I never suspected that there was a battle between two major entrepreneurs.

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