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Literature and criminal justice in antebellum America

Author: Carl Ostrowski
Publisher: Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Drawing on an eclectic range of sources Ostrowski analyses how authors as canonical as Nathaniel Hawthorne and as obscure as counterfeiter/poet/prison inmate Christian Meadows adapted, manipulated,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: True crime literature
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carl Ostrowski
ISBN: 9781625342386 1625342381 9781625342379 1625342373
OCLC Number: 947146608
Description: x, 220 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : Overlapping spheres of literature and criminal justice --
"The best side of a case of crime" : George Lippard, Walt Whitman, and antebellum police reports --
Race, vigilantism, and the diffusion of civic authority : measuring justice in novels by George Lippard and Richard Hildreth --
Carceral conversions : redemption via incarceration in antebellum American literature --
The angel in the penitentiary : women and incarceration --
"Branded with infamy" : discharged convicts in antebellum crime novels and The House of the Seven Gables --
Voices form prison : antebellum memoirs of incarceration --
Conclusion : Christian Meadows, Adgar Allan Poe, and the "magazine prison-house."
Responsibility: Carl Ostrowski.

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