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The furnace of affliction : prisons & religion in antebellum America

Author: Jennifer Graber
Publisher: Chapel Hill, N.C. : University of North Carolina Press, cop. 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Focusing on the intersection of Christianity and politics in the American penitentiary system, this explores evangelical Protestants' efforts to make religion central to emerging practices and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Graber
ISBN: 9780807834572 0807834572
OCLC Number: 800899686
Description: 1 vol. (XII-234 p.) : ill., jaquette ill. ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction ; The prison as garden, 1796-1804 ; The furnace of affliction, 1805-1823 ; The furnace at Auburn, 1816-1827 ; The furnace at Sing Sing, 1828-1839 ; The furnace transformed, 1840-1847 ; The prison as hell, 1848-1860 ; Epilogue.
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A well-researched, clearly articulated historical account of the struggle over Protestant Christianity's religio-social role in the antebellum prison.--Conrad Grebel Review Graber's book is a Read more...

 
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