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Doing time in the depression : everyday life in Texas and California prisons

Author: Ethan Blue
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2012.
Series: American history and culture.
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As banks crashed, belts tightened, and cupboards emptied across the country, American prisons grew fat. Doing Time in the Depression tells the story of the 1930s as seen from the cell blocks and cotton fields of Texas and California prisons, state institutions that held growing numbers of working people from around the country and the world--overwhelmingly poor, disproportionately non-white, and displaced by  Read more...
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Blue, Ethan.
Doing time in the depression.
New York : New York University Press, ©2012
(DLC) 2011033399
(OCoLC)724667181
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ethan Blue
ISBN: 9780814709412 0814709419 9780814723166 0814723160
OCLC Number: 775685221
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Of bodies and borders : the demography of incarceration --
Work in the walled city : labor and discipline in California's prisons --
From can see to can't : agricultural labor and industrial reform on Texas penal plantations --
Shifting markets of power : building tenders, con bosses, queens, and guards --
Thirty minutes behind the walls : prison radio and the popular culture of punishment --
Sport and celebration in the popular culture of punishment --
A dark cloud would go over : death and dying --
Going home.
Series Title: American history and culture.
Responsibility: Ethan Blue.

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