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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 $47.50 | Paper $26.50
American History / Women's Studies/Gender Studies
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Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations

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


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