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The furnace of affliction : prisons & religion in antebellum America

Author: Jennifer Graber
Publisher: Chapel Hill, N.C. : University of North Carolina Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Focusing on the intersection of Christianity and politics in the American penitentiary system, this explores evangelical Protestants' efforts to make religion central to emerging practices and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Graber
ISBN: 9780807834572 0807834572 9780807877838 0807877832 9781469622255 1469622254
OCLC Number: 659305585
Description: [xiii], 234 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The prison as garden, 1796-1804 --
The furnace of affliction, 1805-1823 --
The furnace at Auburn, 1816-1827 --
The furnace at Sing Sing, 1828-1839 --
The furnace transformed, 1840-1847 --
The prison as hell, 1848-1860 --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Jennifer Graber.

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Graber's book is a well-crafted historical case study . . . . [She] has done full justice to these historical conversations in her excellent book.--Register of the Kentucky Historical Society A call Read more...

 
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