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This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 112 pages of information about Elements of Debating.

“Temperance Question,” Canadian M., XXXII, 282-84 (January, 1909).

“Local Option Movement,” Annals of the American Academy, XXXII, 471-5 (November, 1908).

“Results of a Dry Year in Worcester, Mass.,” Map Survey, XXII, 301-2 (May 29, 1909).

“Local Option and After,” North American, CXC, 628-41 (November, 1909).

“CAPITAL PUNISHMENT SHOULD BE ABOLISHED”

Affirmative

  I. Capital punishment does not accomplish the purpose for which it is
  intended.

  II.  Capital punishment is inconsistent with the teachings of modern
  criminology.

  III.  There are other methods of punishment far more beneficial than
  the death penalty.

Negative

  I. Capital punishment decreases crime.

  II.  The cruelty of capital punishment has been greatly exaggerated.

  III.  Society has found no crime deterrent so powerful as the death
  penalty.

BRIEF BIBLIOGRAPHY

“Does Capital Punishment Prevent Convictions?” Review of Reviews, XL, 219-20 (August, 1909).

“Does Capital Punishment Tend to Diminish Capital Crime?” Harper’s Weekly, L, 1028-29; Review of Reviews, XXXIV, 368-69 (1909).

“Meaning of Capital Punishment,” Harper’s Weekly, L, 1289 (September 8, 1906).

“Plato on Capital Punishment,” Harper’s Weekly, L, 1903 (December 29, 1906).

“Should Capital Punishment Be Abolished?” Harper’s Weekly, LIII, 8 (July 3, 1909).

“Whitely Case and Death Penalty,” Nation, LXXXIV, 376-77 (April 25, 1907).

“Death Penalty and Homicide,” American Journal of Sociology, XVI, 88-116 (July, 1910); Nation, VIII, 166; North American, CXVI, 138; ibid., LXII, 40; ibid., CXXXIII, 534; Forum, III, 503; Arena, II, 513.

“Capital Punishment and Imprisonment for Life,” Nation, XVI, 193.

“Capital Punishment Anecdotes from Blue Book,” Ecl.  M., LXVI, 677.

“Capital Punishment Arguments Against,” Nation, XVI, 213.

“Capital Punishment by Electricity,” North American, CXLVI, 219.

“Capital Punishment:  Case Against,” Fortnightly Review, LII, 322; same article in Eclectic Magazine, CXIII, 518.

“The Crime of Capital Punishment,” Arena, I, 175.

“Failure of Capital Punishment,” Arena, XXI, 469.

“Why Have a Hangman?” Fortnightly Review, XL, 581.

“Punishment of Crimes,” North American, X, 235.

APPENDIX VI

A LIST OF DEBATABLE PROPOSITIONS

SCHOOL QUESTIONS

Many of these, because of their local application, will be found useful for class practice where time for preparation is necessarily limited.

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