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Troublesome women : gender, crime and punishment in antebellum Pennsylvania

Author: Erica Rhodes Hayden
Publisher: University Park, Pennsylvania : The Pennsylvania State University Press, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Examines the lived experiences of women criminals in Pennsylvania from 1820 to 1860, mainly as they navigated the nineteenth-century legal and prison systems"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Erica Rhodes Hayden
ISBN: 9780271082264 0271082267
OCLC Number: 1048658565
Description: xi, 242 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: "With a world of tears" : women criminals and the use of mercy and femininity --
"She would have a divorce at the risk of her life" : women and crimes that challenged social limitations --
"Amazonian outbreak" : antebellum women and political crime --
"Disturbing the other prisoners" : female inmates in Pennsylvania penitentiaries --
"No kind treatment can subdue the prisoner" : chaos and female resistance in the county jails --
"Restoration to the path of virtue" : the difficult task of reform.
Responsibility: Erica Rhodes Hayden.

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"By focusing on the lived experience of women in the carceral system, Troublesome Women provides an important intervention in scholarship that emphasizes the power of the carceral system and Read more...

 
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