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History of Capital Punishment

This resource provides a comprehensive overview of the history of death penalty legislation and includes the Eugene G. Wanger and Marilyn M. Wanger Death Penalty Collection: A Descriptive Bibliography.


The Abolitionist of the Century Award

In October 2019, Eugene G. Wagner was awarded the "Abolitionist of the Century Award" from Journey of Hope.

Journey of Hope is an international organization dedicated to the abolition of the death penalty in the United States. The organization spotlights murder victims’ family members who choose not to seek revenge, and instead select the path of love and compassion for all of humanity.