Hartnett publishes capital punishment work

By Staff


Stephen John HartnettStephen John Hartnett, a professor and chair of communication at the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Colorado Denver, has published “Executing Democracy, Volume 2: Capital Punishment & the Making of America, 1835–1843,” available from Michigan State University Press.

This is a companion to the “Executing Democracy, Vol.1: Capital Punishment & the Making of America, 1683-1807” (Rhetoric & Public Affairs). The second volume enters the death-penalty discussion during the debates of 1835 and 1843, when pro-death penalty Calvinist minister George Barrell Cheever faced off against abolitionist magazine editor John O’Sullivan.