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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.



Use the search bar to perform a topical search of the entire History of Capital Punishment database. All documents are image-based and fully searchable.

For example, search for the terms inmate* AND race:


  1. Results can be refined using the facets on the left-hand side of the page
  2. Search terms will bold-faced throughout the results
  3. Instantly download a section using the red PDF icon
  4. Print/Download custom page ranges in PDF or text format using the download icon
  5. Email a PDF of a document to anyone, anywhere using the email icon
  6. Bookmark an item to your MyHein personal research account

Users may also view and search A-Z lists of all available:

  • Full-Text Titles
  • Periodicals
  • Trials
  • Hearings
  • Other Related Works
  • Additional Bibliography
  • Scholarly Articles
  • Additional Resources

Searching Wanger's Bibliography

Users have the option to search only Wanger's bibliography. Select The Eugene G. Wanger & Marilyn M. Wanger Death Penalty Collection from the browse options on the collection homepage

Use the following available fields to perform a search:

  • Text
  • Creator/Author
  • Bib Card
  • Item No
  • Location
  • Key Words
  • Label Date
  • File Group