Cruel and unusual: punishment and US culture

Introduction : birth of a prison nation -- The scarlet letter and the long forever of Puritan punishment -- Reading the Rosenbergs : the public burning and the Book of Daniel -- Punishment, resistance, and the African-American experience -- The whip, the noose, the cell, and their lover : Melville t...

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Main Author: Jarvis, Brian
Format: Print Book
Language:English
Published: London [u.a.] Pluto Press 2004
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Summary:Introduction : birth of a prison nation -- The scarlet letter and the long forever of Puritan punishment -- Reading the Rosenbergs : the public burning and the Book of Daniel -- Punishment, resistance, and the African-American experience -- The whip, the noose, the cell, and their lover : Melville the masochist -- Inside the American prison film -- Conclusion : waves of the future, echoes of the past.
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references (p. 274-279) and index
Physical Description:VIII, 287 S 22 cm
ISBN:0745315380
0745315437