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Goodheart, Lawrence B. 1944-

Overview
Works: 15 works in 74 publications in 1 language and 5,013 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: E449, 973.7114
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Most widely held works by Lawrence B Goodheart
Murder on trial : 1620-2002 by Robert Asher( )

12 editions published in 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection examines murder jurisprudence - the social rules that govern the arrest, trial, and punishment of people accused of murder - in the United States from the colonial period to the present. The contributors show how changing social mores have influenced the application of murder law by highlighting the ways cultural biases like racism, changing ideas about childhood and insanity, and the ameliorative effects of middle class status and paternal imagery both helped and handicapped persons accused of murder. Such famous cases as the Lizzie Borden axe murder and African American activist Abu-Jamal's murder trial are included."--Jacket
The solemn sentence of death : capital punishment in Connecticut by Lawrence B Goodheart( )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first case study of its kind, this book addresses a broad range of questions about the rationale for and application of judicial execution in Connecticut since the seventeenth century. In addition to identifying the 158 people who have been put to death for crimes during the state's history, Lawrence Goodheart analyzes their social status in terms of sex, race, class, religion, and ethnicity. He looks at the circumstances of the crimes, the weapons that were used, and the victims. He reconstructs the history of Connecticut's capital laws, its changing rituals of execution, and the growing debate over the legitimacy of the death penalty itself
American chameleon : individualism in trans-national context by Richard Orr Curry( )

11 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains eleven essays on the American concept of individualism
Abolitionist, actuary, atheist : Elizur Wright and the reform impulse by Lawrence B Goodheart( Book )

5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slavery in American society by Lawrence B Goodheart( Book )

7 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This anthology reflects the sweeping changes of recent years in historians' views of slavery, featuring essays from the growing fields of social history, women's history, and comparative history
Mad Yankees : the Hartford Retreat for the Insane and nineteenth-century psychiatry by Lawrence B Goodheart( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opened in 1824, it was the first hospital of any kind in Connecticut and the only private mental asylum in the nation founded by a state medical society. Although conceived as an elite institution for well-to-do patrons, for many years the Hartford Retreat cared for the indigent insane and paying clients alike."
The abolitionists; means, ends, and motivations by Hugh Hawkins( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Female capital punishment : from the gallows to unofficial abolition in Connecticut by Lawrence B Goodheart( )

7 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is the first to systematically investigate the capital punishment of girls and women in one jurisdiction in the United States during nearly four centuries. Using Connecticut as an essential case study because of its long history as a colony and a state, this study is the first of its kind not only for New England but for the United States. The author uses rich archival sources to look critically at the gendered differential in the application of the death penalty from the seventeenth century until the abolition of capital punishment in Connecticut in 2012. In addition to analyzing cases of executions, this monograph offers an innovative focus on women and girls who escaped judicial execution with death sentences that were avoided, reversed, reprieved, or commuted. The book fully describes the impact of the rise and fall of witchcraft allegations during the last half of the seventeenth century, the clash between the degradation of slavery and Enlightenment ideals that was the provocation for the de facto end of female capital punishment in the New Republic, the introduction of two degrees of murder that effectively provided an escape hatch from the gallows, and a detailed look at the unique case of Lydia Sherman, whose sentence to life in prison under the Connecticut murder statute of 1846 emphatically confirmed the unofficial state exemption of females from the gallows. The book will attract attention from a broad audience interested in criminology, criminal justice, capital punishment, women's studies, and legal history. Anti-death penalty advocates, law school activists, public defenders, capital punishment litigators, and jurists will also find the book useful. Pivotal cases since 1900 are also examined"--
Elizur Wright, Jr., and the abolitionist movement, 1820-1865 by Lawrence B Goodheart( )

6 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ambivalence, ambiguity, and contradiction : Garrisonian abolitionists and nonviolence by Richard Orr Curry( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rethinking mental retardation: Education and eugenics in Connecticut, 1818-1917 by Lawrence B Goodheart( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Knives in their heads" : passionate self-analysis and the search for identity in American abolitionism by Richard Orr Curry( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Elizur Wright, Jr., and the abolutionist movement, 1820-1865 by Lawrence B Goodheart( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Slavery in American society. Ed., intr. by Lawrence B. Goodheart, Richard D. Brown, Stephen G. Rabe. 3. ed( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Insane acquittees and insane convicts: the rationalization of policy in nineteenth-century Connecticut( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A current situation in Connecticut of whether a violent insane acquittee should be held in a state prison or psychiatric facility raises difficult issues in jurisprudence and medical ethics. Overlooked is that the present case of Francis Anderson reiterates much of the debate over rationalization of policy during the formative nineteenth century. Contrary to theories of social control and state absolutism, governance in Connecticut was largely episodic, indecisive and dilatory over much of the century. The extraordinary urban and industrial transformation at the end of the Gilded Age finally forced a coherent response in keeping with longstanding legal and medical perspectives
 
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Murder on trial : 1620-2002
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The solemn sentence of death : capital punishment in ConnecticutSlavery in American societyMad Yankees : the Hartford Retreat for the Insane and nineteenth-century psychiatrySlavery in American society. Ed., intr. by Lawrence B. Goodheart, Richard D. Brown, Stephen G. Rabe. 3. ed
Languages
English (73)