Legal Executions in North Carolina and South Carolina

A Comprehensive Registry, 1866–1962

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About the Book

Presented in chronological order, this book provides essential details about the 1,152 men and women who were legally put to death in North and South Carolina during the century after the Civil War. Each entry contains information about the criminals themselves and the deeds which cost them their lives. Based almost entirely on original archival materials such as court records, contemporary newspapers, prisoner files, appellate reports, gubernatorial correspondence, etc., a newer picture of the historical record emerges that students of Southern justice will find both revealing and disconcerting.

About the Author(s)

Daniel Allen Hearn is employed by the federal government and lives in Monroe, Connecticut.

Bibliographic Details

Daniel Allen Hearn
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 228
Bibliographic Info: index
Copyright Date: 2015
pISBN: 978-0-7864-9539-9
eISBN: 978-1-4766-1715-2
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Preface 1

Part One: Persons Executed in North Carolina (Listed Chronologically) 11

Part Two: Persons Executed in South Carolina (Listed Chronologically) 115

Index 207

Book Reviews & Awards

“This is a useful, interesting,and well-documented resource for researchers on capital punishment and the history of social attitudes…a valuable addition”—ARBA; “this volume will long be a useful tool for research”—The South Carolina Magazine of Ancestral Research.