Torture and DemocracyeBook - 2009
This is the most comprehensive, and most comprehensively chilling, study of modern torture yet written. Darius Rejali, one of the world's leading experts on torture, takes the reader from the late nineteenth century to the aftermath of Abu Ghraib, from slavery and the electric chair to electrotorture in American inner cities, and from French and British colonial prison cells and the Spanish-American War to the fields of Vietnam, the wars of the Middle East, and the new democracies of Latin America and Europe. As Rejali traces the development and application of one torture technique after anoth.
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. ; Woodstock : Princeton University Press, 2009, ©2007
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 volume)