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Capital Punishment: Secondary Sources: Books & Articles


"1894 Petition to Commute Otto Wonnigkeit's Death Sentence," by Janice Quick.
In Minnesota Genealogical Journal, no. 41 (Mar. 2009): p. 4087-4094.
MNHS call number: Reading Room CS42 .M553 no.41
"A Whirlwind of Crimes: The Crimes and Times of Wonnigkeit and Ermisch," by Janice R. Quick.
In Ramsey County History, vol. 43, no. 1 (spring 2008): pp. 21-27. 
MNHS call number: Reading Room F612 .R22 R3 v.43:1
"Minnesota's John Day Smith Law and the Death Penalty Debate," by Michael Anderson.
In Minnesota History, vol. 58, no. 2 (summer 2002): pp. 84-91.
MNHS call number: View an electronic version of the article (PDF)
"Justice in Heaven: The Trial of Ann Bilansky," by Matthew Cecil.
In Minnesota History, vol. 55, no. 8 (winter 1997-98): pp. 350-363.
MNHS call number: View an electronic version of the article (PDF)

"The Death Penalty," by George B. Cheever, Samuel Hand, and Wendell Phillips.
In North American Review,  vol. 133, no. 301 (Dec. 1881): pp. [534]-555 
MNHS call number: AP2 .N86 v.133, no.301


Legacy of Violence: Lynch Mobs and Executions in Minnesota, by John D. Bessler.
Minneapolis, Minn.: University of Minnesota Press, 2003.
MNHS call number: Reading Room HV6462 .M6 B47 2003
Abolition and Reinstatement of Capital Punishment During the Progressive Era and Early 20th Century, by John F. Galliher, Gregory Ray, and Brent Cook.
United States: s.n., 1992?.
MNHS call number: HV8699.U5 G34 1992

The Death Penalty in America: An Anthology, edited by Hugo Adam Bedeau.
Chicago, Ill.: Aldine Pub. Co. [1968, c1967]
MNHS call number: KF9227.C2 B4 1968
And May God Have Mercy: The Case Against Capital Punishment, by Eugene B. Block.
San Francisco: Fearon Pub., 1962.
MNHS call number: HV8698 .B5
Murder in Minnesota: A Collection of True Cases, by Walter N. Trenerry.
St. Paul, Minn.: Minnesota Historical Society, 1962.
MNHS call number: Reference Desk HV6533 .M6 T7

A History of Capital Punishment, by John Laurence; with a comment by Clarence Darrow.
New York: Citadel Press, 1960.
MNHS call number: HV8694 .P7

Selected Articles on Capital Punishment, by Clara Elizabeth Fanning.
Minneapolis, Minn: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1909.
MNHS call number: HV8551 .F2

A Brief Statement of the Argument for the Abolition of the Death Punishment: In Twelve Essays.
Philadelphia : Gihon, Fairchild & Co., 1844.
MNHS call number: E441 .P18 no.18

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