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Author Smith, Robert N. (Robert Neil), author.

Title An evil day in Georgia : the killing of Coleman Osborn and the death penalty in the progressive-era South / Robert N. Smith.

Published Knoxville : The University of Tennessee Press, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
Edition First edition.
Physical description 1 online resource (265 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-241) and index.
Contents The road to nowhere -- Land where we'll never grow old -- Chasing shadows -- The accused -- The end of the road -- Redemption man -- Payment to the law -- "Pretty by ordinary standards" -- The new woman -- Retribution -- Justice denied -- Epilogue -- Appendix I: Research methods -- Appendix II: Literature.
Summary "Follows a homicide case committed in Georgia in 1927 from the crime to the executions of those convicted of the crime almost a year later. Along the way, the narrative highlights a number of issues impacting the death penalty process, many of which are still relevant in the modern era of capital punishment in the United States ... Moreover, the case in question illustrates a range of themes prevalent in post-Progressive Georgia and brings them together to create a broader narrative. Thus, issues of race, class, and gender emerge from what was supposed to be a neutral process; ... demonstrates that capital punishment cannot be administered in an untainted fashion, but its finality demands that it must be"--From Athenaeum@UGA website.
Notes Description based on print version record.
Local Note Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2016. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Osborn, Coleman, 1887-1927.
Moss, James Hugh, -1928.
Thompson, Clifford, -1928.
Thompson, Eula Mae, 1904-1980.
Murder -- Georgia -- Chatsworth Region -- History -- 20th century.
Capital punishment -- Georgia -- History -- 20th century.
Trials (Murder) -- Georgia -- History -- 20th century.
Social control -- Georgia -- History -- 20th century.
Georgia -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Georgia -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9781621900948 (alkaline paper)
9781621901471 (e-book)