Yasmin Tirado-Chiodini's Antonio's Grace: An Island's Plea for a Native Son (The PDF

By Yasmin Tirado-Chiodini

On January 7, 1916, Antonio Pontón, a Puerto Rican scholar at Albany legislations university who suffered from psychological affliction, grew to become the 1st Hispanic done within the electrical chair on the Sing Sing felony in long island. writer Yasmin Tirado-Chiodini tells a fictionalized account of Pontón's tale in her historic novel ANTONIO'S WILL, a narrative of Sacrifice, Love, Tragedy and Injustice, the 1st e-book within the Antonio's sequence. This moment ebook, ANTONIO'S GRACE, An Island's Plea for a local Son, is a piece of non-fiction within which the writer takes a more in-depth examine the trial and clemency technique within the Pontón case. In it, she stocks images and a variety of the millions of records she stumbled on, containing clemency writings counseled by way of over 21,000 those that prayed in useless for grace for Pontón. Tirado-Chiodini's study and research of the case 100 years later discover the injustices surrounding Pontón's homicide trial and think about the viability of the dying penalty as a simply degree. The names and voices of clemency have again after a century to plead once more for an island's local son. Will you listen?

BONUS: The book's Appendix incorporates a transcription by means of the writer of over 21,000 names of people and firms who signed clemency petitions within the case, a useful source for teachers, historians, and genealogists.

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