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Contents Acknowledgments Introduction 1. Lynch Mobs and Public Hangings 2. On Lincoln's Orders: Mankato's Mass Hanging 3. The Execution of Ann Bilansky 4. The Gallows Reconsidered: Executions versus Life Sentences 5. The "Midnight Assassination Law" 6. The Botched Hanging of William Williams 7. The Abolition of Capital Punishment 8. A Travesty of Justice: The Duluth Lynchings Conclusion Notes Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Lynching Minnesota History, Capital punishment Minnesota History, Executions and executioners Minnesota History