Chris Benedetto has taught history courses at Granite State College since 2009. He has published numerous articles on New Hampshire history and co-authored the book Union Soldier of the American Civil War: A Visual Reference (The Countryman Press, 2012). In 2013, Chris was presented with a "Good Steward" Award from the Campus Compact for New Hampshire for his continuing contributions to community education and historical preservation. Chris has also been a member of various American Revolution and Civil War re-enactment organizations for over twenty years.
More about this presenter:Seacost Online recently caught up with Chris Benedetto to talk about his book, "Granite Gallows," and the Humanities to Go program of the same name. Read "Hanged in Portsmouth" (written by another Humanities to Go presenter, J. Dennis Robinson) HERE
ContactChris BenedettoRollinsford, NH email@example.comHome Phone: 603-343-1407
As one of the last northeastern states with capital punishment still on the books and with its first person on death row since 1939, New Hampshire continues to struggle with this controversial issue. Chris Benedetto examines the history of the death penalty in New Hampshire and the major legal and social issues which challenged our predecessors, revealing that many of these issues still haunt us today.This program is also available as an online presentation.
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