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

By Yasmin Tirado-Chiodini

On January 7, 1916, Antonio Pontón, a Puerto Rican scholar at Albany legislations university who suffered from psychological affliction, turned the 1st Hispanic achieved within the electrical chair on the Sing Sing criminal in big apple. writer Yasmin Tirado-Chiodini tells a fictionalized account of Pontón's tale in her ancient novel ANTONIO'S WILL, a narrative of Sacrifice, Love, Tragedy and Injustice, the 1st booklet within the Antonio's sequence. This moment publication, ANTONIO'S GRACE, An Island's Plea for a local Son, is a piece of non-fiction during which the writer takes a better examine the trial and clemency procedure within the Pontón case. In it, she stocks photos and a range of the millions of files she came upon, containing clemency writings recommended by way of over 21,000 those that prayed in useless for grace for Pontón. Tirado-Chiodini's learn and research of the case 100 years later discover the injustices surrounding Pontón's homicide trial and look at the viability of the loss of life penalty as a simply degree. The names and voices of clemency have back after a century to plead once more for an island's local son. Will you listen?

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

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