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SpeakerPeter Beattie, Associate Prof. History, Michigan State University
Date Sep 26, 2013
Time 12:30 pm  
Location 101 International Studies Building, 910 S. Fifth Street, Champaign
Sponsor Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies, CLACS
Contact Brigitte Cairus
Event type Lecture
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Why was Brazil was among the first nations in the world to abolish the death penalty while it was one of the last to abolish slavery?  This paper compares Brazil to other nations, with a pointed a comparison with the U.S.  Beattie argues that the different cultural and legal heritages of the U.S. and Brazil, and their very different paths to abolition explain why there are such different attitudes toward the death penalty in both nations.

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