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Title Execution tech / produced, written and directed by Andrew Nock
Published [United States] : History Channel : A & E Television Networks ; [New York] : Distributed by New Video, ©2004


Description 1 online resource (1 electronic resource (45 min.))
Series Wild West tech
American history in video
Summary Host Keith Carradine describes the methods of executing criminals on the frontier. Discusses the 6 man gallows built at the Fort Smith courthouse, the proper way to tie a hangman's knot and the "drop distance table" for effective hanging. The "twitchup" gallows, the infamous El Paso "double header" with two men hung on one rope, the Julian gallows which worked without a hangman, as well as firing squads and the automatic "execution machine" are covered. Also described is the first electrocution by electric chair
Notes In English
Original language in English
Print version record
Subject Capital punishment -- West (U.S.) -- 19th century -- History
Executions and executioners -- West (U.S.) -- 19th century -- History
Gallows -- West (U.S.) -- 19th century -- History
Hanging -- West (U.S.) -- 19th century -- History
Technology -- West (U.S.) -- History -- 19th century
Capital punishment.
Executions and executioners.
West United States.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Films autres que de fiction.
Form Streaming video
Author Carradine, Keith, 1949-
Nock, Andrew
Arts and Entertainment Network.
History Channel (Television network)
New Video Group.
OTHER TI Wild West tech (Television program)