James Campbell is Lecturer in American History at the University of Leicester. He has published widely on the history of slavery, race and criminal justice in the United States and Jamaica, including two books: Slavery on Trial: Race, Class, and Criminal Justice in Antebellum Richmond, Virginia (Florida, 2007), and Crime and Punishment in African American History (Palgrave, 2012). He is currently researching the history of the death penalty in the British Empire and Commonwealth since the Second World War.
America: the twilight years?
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