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

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

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The crisis of imprisonment : protest, politics, and the making of the American penal state, 1776-1941
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The crisis of imprisonment
Title remainder
protest, politics, and the making of the American penal state, 1776-1941
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Rebecca M. McLennan
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"In the Age of Jackson, private enterprise set up shop in the American penal system. Working hand in glove with state government, by 1900 contractors in both the North and the South would go on to put more than half a million imprisoned men, women, and youth to hard, sweated toil for private gain. Held captive, stripped of their rights, and subjected to lash and paddle, these convict laborers churned out vast quantities of goods and revenue, in some years generating the equivalent of more than $30 billion worth of work. By the 1880s, however, a growing cross-section of American society came to regard the prison labor system as morally corrupt and unbefitting of a free republic: it fostered torture and other abuses, degraded free citizen-workers, corrupted the government and the legal system, and defeated the supposedly moral purpose of punishment. The Crisis of Imprisonment tells the remarkable story of this controversial system of penal servitude - how it came into being, how it worked, how the popular campaigns for its abolition were ultimately victorious, and how it shaped and continues to haunt America's modern penal system."--Jacket
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1967-
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McLennan, Rebecca M.
LC call number
  • HN59
  • HV9466
LC item number
  • .M222 2008
  • .M35 2008
Nature of contents
  • encyclopedias
  • surveys of literature
  • legal articles
Series statement
Cambridge historical studies in American law and society.
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  • Protest movements
  • Convict labor
  • Imprisonment
  • Punishment
  • Criminal law
  • Labor movement
  • Convict labor
  • Criminal law
  • Imprisonment
  • Labor movement
  • Politics and government
  • Protest movements
  • Punishment
  • Freiheitsstrafe
  • Strafvollzug
  • Freiheitsstrafe
  • Strafvollzug
  • United States
  • United States
  • Kanada
  • USA
  • Kanada
  • USA
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The crisis of imprisonment : protest, politics, and the making of the American penal state, 1776-1941, Rebecca M. McLennan
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 473-484) and index
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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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24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 505 pages
Isbn
9780521830966
Lccn
2007018519
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
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(OCoLC)124036291
Label
The crisis of imprisonment : protest, politics, and the making of the American penal state, 1776-1941, Rebecca M. McLennan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 473-484) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 505 pages
Isbn
9780521830966
Lccn
2007018519
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)124036291

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