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Volume Listing > Volume 42 > A farmer halts the hangman: the story of Marvin Bovee

McIntyre, Elwood R. "A farmer halts the hangman: the story of Marvin Bovee"


A Farmer Halts the Hangman: Subtitled "The Story of Marvin Bovee," this biography explains how Waukesha County farmer Bovee (1827-1888) became a lifelong activist against capital punishment. After summarizing his early life and entrance into politics, it focuses on the McCaffrey execution and Bovee's role in the 1853 legislation that outlawed the death penalty in Wisconsin. It also describes his subsequent travels around the nation speaking out against capital punishment, 1853-1883, and his later efforts to bring about prison reform. (10 pages)

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Citation: McIntyre, Elwood R. "A farmer halts the hangman: the story of Marvin Bovee" Wisconsin Magazine Of History. Volume: 42 /Issue: 1 (1958-1959)

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