Nov. 20, 2020

Death Race 1890: The First Use of the Electric Chair

Death Race 1890: The First Use of the Electric Chair

After several less than successful hangings, the State of New York, indeed the whole country, was looking for a more "humane" method of execution. In steps a cast of irregulars, including George Westinghouse, Thomas Edison, and a dentist and inventor...


After several less than successful hangings, the State of New York, indeed the whole country, was looking for a more "humane" method of execution. In steps a cast of irregulars, including George Westinghouse, Thomas Edison, and a dentist and inventor by the name of Alfred P. Southwick. The initial results were...less than desirable. Listen to the Great Death Race of 1890.