Executioner's Current

Executioner's Current

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Traces the origins and development of the electric chair, the battle between Edison and Westinghouse for commercial control of electricity, the first electrocution, the legal battle that ensued, and its long-term effects.The legal battle that ensued ended when the Supreme Co The amazing story of how the electric chair developed not out of the desire for a method of execution more humane than hanging but of an effort by one nineteenth century electric ...

Title:Executioner's Current
Author:Richard Moran
Publisher:Rutgers University Press - 2002


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