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Imprisoned by the PastWarren McCleskey and the American Death Penalty$
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Jeffrey L. Kirchmeier

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780199967933

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199967933.001.0001

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America’s Marietta

Imprisoned by the Past

Jeffrey L. Kirchmeier

Oxford University Press

Warren McCleskey grew up in the Atlanta suburb of Marietta, Georgia. This area reflects many aspects of American history, especially in the South, in the years leading up to the Civil War, Reconstruction, and the post-Reconstruction period. The area has been home to Native Americans, settlers, slaves, war, violence, peace, and prosperity. This Prologue connects the locale to the history of the Civil War, civil rights, and the infamous lynching of Leo Frank. Many of these events in Georgia’s history still affected the area during McCleskey’s first encounters with violence within his own home.

Keywords:   U.S. history, Georgia’s history, Atlanta, lynching, Leo Frank, Warren McCleskey, Georgia, Marietta, civil rights

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