Now that you have spent some time looking at the bibliographic entry for the Retkovitz in the encyclopedic New England Legal Executions, do your answers match the ones below?
How many sources did the author use?
Do you think he was able to tell the full story of what happened using only a very small sample of newspaper articles?
What other sources should he have looked at?
It can be argued that while the New England Legal Executions is usually considered to be the only major compendium of information on executions in New England, it is a problematic text, and should be used with caution, thus it is not considered a critical secondary source.