Examining Gender and Capital Punishmend
This book has been both a labor of love and labor of pain. At times the sadness of the lives and deaths of the wretched sisters and the failures of the system were almost overwhelming. But I hope I repressed the anger and sadness to tell their stories in an honest and respectful way.
I have been extremely fortunate to work with some wonderful graduate students who helped with research, read drafts of the manuscript, and discussed the death penalty at great length. I am especially grateful to Mindy Griffith, Donna Hale, Bakir Poljac, Brandi Sanders Mullins, and Katherine Miller.
My daughter, Polly Atwell, is, as always my confidant and most valuable intellectual colleague.
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