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Laboratories of virtue : punishment, revolution, and authority in Philadelphia, 1760-1835

Author: Michael Meranze
Publisher: Chapel Hill : Published for the Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia, by the University of North Carolina Press, [1996] ©1996
Series: Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Laboratories of Virtue investigates the complex and contested relationship between penal reform and liberalism in early America. Using Philadelphia as a case study, Michael Meranze interprets the evolving system of criminal punishment as a microcosm of social tensions that characterized the early American republic.
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Meranze, Michael.
Laboratories of virtue
(DLC) 95045117
(OCoLC)33357178
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Meranze
ISBN: 9781469600482 146960048X
OCLC Number: 861793488
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 338 pages)
Contents: Ch. 1. Public Punishments in Philadelphia --
Ch. 2. Public Labor --
Ch. 3. Mimetic Corruption --
Ch. 4. The Origins of Reformative Incarceration in the City --
Ch. 5. The Dynamics of Discipline --
Ch. 6. Boundaries, Architecture, and the Reconstruction of Penal Authority --
Ch. 7. Discipline, the Family, and the Individual --
Ch. 8. The Penitential Imagination.
Series Title: Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia.
Responsibility: Michael Meranze.

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