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Doing time in the Depression : everyday life in Texas and California prisons

Author: Ethan Blue
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2012.
Series: American history and culture.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Argues that the prison systems of California and Texas during the Depression set the tone for the identity roles of the 30s

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Genre/Form: Livres électroniques
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Blue, Ethan.
Doing time in the Depression.
New York : New York University Press, ©2012
(DLC) 2011033399
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ethan Blue
OCLC Number: 872449867
Notes: Titre de l'écran-titre (visionné le 7 févr. 2014).
TRAITEMENT SOMMAIRE.
Description: 1 ressource en ligne (ix, 326 p.).
Contents: Of bodies and borders : the demography of incarceration --
Work in the walled city : labor and discipline in California's prisons --
From can see to can't : agricultural labor and industrial reform on Texas penal plantations --
Shifting markets of power : building tenders, con bosses, queens, and guards --
Thirty minutes behind the walls : prison radio and the popular culture of punishment --
Sport and celebration in the popular culture of punishment --
A dark cloud would go over : death and dying --
Going home.
Series Title: American history and culture.
Responsibility: Ethan Blue.

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"During the Great Depression, inmate populations in Texas and California grew exponentially, reflecting the dire straits of many individuals amidst the economic downturn. Blue argues that the prison Read more...

 
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