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Penitentiaries, punishment, & military prisons : familiar responses to an extraordinary crisis during the American Civil War

Author: Angela M Zombek
Publisher: Kent, Ohio : Kent State University Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"While primarily focusing on the Civil War years, the author looks back to the early 1800s to explain the establishment and function of penitentiaries, discussing how military and civil punishments continuously influenced each other throughout the Civil War era."--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Angela M Zombek
ISBN: 9781606353554 1606353551
OCLC Number: 1017578051
Description: xxi, 287 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Shared theories: commonalities among Federal, State, civil, and military punishments --
Penitentiaries and military prisons: built on common ground --
Regulating operation: penitentiary and military prison officials' quest for order --
The internal world of the prison: inmates' identity and disobedience --
Life out there: inmates' communications with the outside world --
Shifting power dynamics: abused privileges and escape attempts --
Fallen from grace: the experience of female inmates --
War's legacy: closing military prisons and rethinking penitentiaries --
Conclusion.
Other Titles: Penitentiaries, punishment, and military prisons
Responsibility: Angela M. Zombek.

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Confronts the enduring claim that American Civil War military prisons represented an apocalyptic and a historical rupture in America's otherwise linear and progressive carceral history. Instead, it  Read more...

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