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The author examines the cultural and social factors that have impacted the United States’s and European Union’s opposing stances on capital punishment. Particular focus is paid to the United States’s history of race relations and views on economic inequality and to the influence of World War II on the EU’s human rights and welfare policies. The paper concludes with a discussion on how the US may enact its own path to abolition.
Turley, Julie, "Killing History: The Effect of Slavery and WWII on the Death Penalty in America and Europe" (2009). Global Honors Theses. 3.