Eleven women have been put to death for murder since the United States reinstated the death penalty in 1976. In her book, Wretched Sisters, Mary Atwell (Radford University) offers an analysis of the circumstances that determined how these eleven came to be subjected to the ultimate punishment.

Also featured; The gun-toting woman holds enormous symbolic significance in American culture. In Her Best Shot, Laura Browder ( Virginia Commonwealth University) examines the relationship between women and guns and the ways in which the figure of the armed woman has served as a lightning rod for cultural issues from the American Revolution to the present.

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