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Event Detail Information

Speaker

Peter 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 Series
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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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