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The rise of the penitentiary : prisons and punishment in early America

Author: Adam Jay Hirsch
Publisher: Ann Arbor, Mich. : UMI, 2002, ©1992.
Series: Yale historical publications (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Before the 19th century, American prisons were used to hold people for trial and not to incarcerate them for wrong-doing. After independence, states began to reject such public punishment as whipping  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adam Jay Hirsch
ISBN: 0300042973 9780300042979
OCLC Number: 50563485
Notes: Facsim. of: New Haven : Yale University Press, 1992.
Description: xvi, 243 pages ; 24 cm.
Series Title: Yale historical publications (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: Adam Jay Hirsch.


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