The crisis of imprisonment : protest, politics, and the making of the American penal state, 1776-1941 / Rebecca M. McLennan.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
xiii, 505 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Cambridge historical studies in American law and society.
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction: The grounds of legal punishment Strains of servitude : legal punishment in the early republic Due convictions : contractual penal servitude and its discontents, 1818-1865 Commerce upon the throne : the business of imprisonment in Gilded Age America Disciplining the state, civilizing the market : the campaign to abolish contract prison labor A model servitude : prison reform in the early Progressive Era Uses of the state : the dialectics of penal reform in early progressive New York American Bastille : Sing Sing and the political crisis of imprisonment Changing the subject : the metamorphosis of prison reform in the high Progressive Era Laboratory of social justice : the new penologists at Sing Sing, 1915-1917 Punishment without labor : towards the modern penal state Conclusion: On the crises of imprisonment.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 473-484) and index.
KF9730 .M35 2008
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