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Buried lives : incarcerated in early America

Author: Michele Lise Tarter; Richard Bell
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Buried Lives offers the first critical examination of the experience of imprisonment in early America. These interdisciplinary essays investigate several carceral institutions to show how confinement shaped identity, politics, and the social imaginary both in the colonies and in the new nation. The historians and literary scholars included in this volume offer a complement and corrective to conventional  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michele Lise Tarter; Richard Bell
ISBN: 9780820341194 0820341193 9780820341200 0820341207
OCLC Number: 744560368
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xii, 303 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1: Brokering power behind bars --
Hearing whispers, casting shadows --
Incarcerated innocents --
"Those indolent hardened husseys go on dispensing all rule & order here" --
"Hopelessly hardened" --
Universities of social and political change --
2: Writing the carceral experience --
Reading prisoners on the scaffold --
Floating prisons --
"The horrors of this far-famed penitentiary" --
Harry Hawser's fate --
"The floor was stained with the blood of a slave."
Responsibility: edited by Michele Lise Tarter and Richard Bell.

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