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The crisis of imprisonment : protest, politics, and the making of the American penal state, 1776-1941 / Rebecca M. McLennan.

By: McLennan, Rebecca M, 1967-.
Contributor(s): American Council of Learned Societies.
Material type: TextTextSeries: ACLS Humanities E-Book.Cambridge historical studies in American law and society: ; Cambridge studies in American law and society: ; ACLS Humanities E-Book: Publisher: Cambridge, [U.K.] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008Description: xiii, 505 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.Subject(s): Convict labor -- United States -- History | Imprisonment -- United States -- History | Punishment -- United States -- History | Criminal law -- United States -- History | Labor movement -- United States -- History | Protest movements -- United States -- History | United States -- Politics and governmentAdditional physical formats: No titleOnline resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
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.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 473-484) and index.

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.

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