Liberty's Prisoners

Liberty's Prisoners chronicles how the penitentiary, though initially designed as an alternative to corporal punishment for the most egregious of offenders, quickly became a holding tank for those who attempted to lay claim to the new nation's promise of liberty.

Liberty's Prisoners
Carceral Culture in Early America

Jen Manion

2015 | 296 pages | Cloth $45.00
American History | Women's Studies/Gender Studies
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Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations

Introduction
Chapter 1. Rebellious Workers
Chapter 2. Sentimental Families
Chapter 3. Dangerous Publics
Chapter 4. Freedom's Limits
Chapter 5. Sexual Orderings
Conclusion

Appendix
Notes
Index
Acknowledgments