In his book The Last Gasp: The Rise and Fall of the American Gas Chamber, Scott Christianson chronicles the dark history of the gas chamber in America.

In this UC Press podcast, Christianson traces the gas chamber from its origins after World War 1 and its use in capital punishment to its links with corporations, warfare, the eugenics movement, and the Holocaust, and explores how public opinion about the gas chamber has changed over time.

Listen to the podcast now: [podcast]https://www.ucpress.edu/content/podcasts/11080.mp3[/podcast]

Read an interview with Scott Christianson on Salon.com

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