The crisis of imprisonment: protest, politics and the making of the American penal state, 1776 - 1941

Introduction: The grounds of legal punishment -- Strains of servitude : legal punishment in the early republic -- Due convictions : contractual penal servitude and its discontents -- Commerce upon the throne : the business of imprisonment in Gilded Age America -- Disciplining the state, civilizing t...

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Main Author: McLennan, Rebecca M.
Format: Print Book
Language:English
Published: Cambridge [u.a.] Cambridge University Press 2008
Availability in Tübingen:Present in Tübingen.
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Summary:Introduction: The grounds of legal punishment -- Strains of servitude : legal punishment in the early republic -- Due convictions : contractual penal servitude and its discontents -- Commerce upon the throne : the business of imprisonment in Gilded Age America -- Disciplining the state, civilizing the market : the abolition of contract prison labor -- A model servitude : prison reform in the early Progressive Era -- Uses of the state : dialectics of 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 -- Punishment without labor : towards the modern penal state -- Conclusion: On the crises of imprisonment
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index
Physical Description:XIII, 505 S. Ill.
ISBN:9780521830966
9780521537834