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Just Measure of Pain: 2the Penitentiary in the Industrial Revolution 1750-1850

by Professor Michael Ignatieff

About this title: Subtitled The Penitentiary in the Industrial Revolution 1750-1850, A Just Measure of Pain describes the moment in 18th century England when the modern penitentiary and its ambiguous legacy were born. In depicting how the whip, the brand and the gallows - public punishments once meant to cow the unruly poor into passivity - came to be replaced by the moral management of the prison and the notion that the criminal poor should be involved in their own rehabilitation. Michael Ignatieff documents the rise of a new conception of ... read more

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