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History of the Death Penalty

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Feb 16, 2021

BOOKS: Let The Lord Sort Them: The Rise and Fall of the Death Penalty”

In his new book, Let the Lord Sort Them: The Rise and Fall of the Death Penalty, jour­nal­ist Maurice Chammah presages the death of America’s cap­i­tal pun­ish­ment sys­tem. Chammah expert­ly weaves togeth­er sys­temic issues with indi­vid­ual, human­iz­ing case details to illus­trate the efforts of lawyers, orga­ni­za­tions, and activists who are chal­leng­ing the foun­da­tions of the sys­tem with the goal of abol­ish­ing the death penal­ty. The New York Times called it a case study that speaks more broad­ly to our cur­rent moment, about build­ing mon­u­men­tal change brick by brick.”