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|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Rebecca M McLennan
|ISBN:||9780521830966 0521830966 9780521537834 0521537835|
|Description:||xiii, 505 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||Introduction: The grounds of legal punishment --
Strains of servitude : legal punishment in the early republic --
Due convictions : contractual penal servitude and its discontents, 1818-1865 --
Commerce upon the throne : the business of imprisonment in Gilded Age America --
Disciplining the state, civilizing the market : the campaign to abolish contract prison labor --
A model servitude : prison reform in the early Progressive Era --
Uses of the state : the dialectics of penal reform in early progressive New York --
American Bastille : Sing Sing and the political crisis of imprisonment --
Changing the subject : the metamorphosis of prison reform in the high Progressive Era --
Laboratory of social justice : the new penologists at Sing Sing, 1915-1917 --
Punishment without labor : towards the modern penal state --
Conclusion: On the crises of imprisonment.
|Series Title:||Cambridge historical studies in American law and society.|
|Responsibility:||Rebecca M. McLennan.|
"Deeply researched and deeply reflective, The Crisis of Imprisonment redefines the central themes of 19th and early 20th century American prison history. Its story of the rise and fall of contractual
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Review from Law and History Review by George Fisher, Stanford Law School
From the Law and History Review Vol. 27, Issue 3.
Viewed November 20, 2009 20:37 EST
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- Protest movements -- United States -- History.
- Convict labor -- United States -- History.
- Imprisonment -- United States -- History.
- Punishment -- United States -- History.
- Criminal law -- United States -- History.
- Labor movement -- United States -- History.
- United States -- Politics and government.