Doing Time in the Depression: Everyday Life in Texas and California Prisons

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As banks crashed, belts tightened, and cupboards emptied across the country, American prisons grew fat. Doing Time in the Depression tells the story of the 1930s as seen from the cell blocks and cotton fields of Texas and California prisons, state institutions that held growing numbers of working people from around the country and around the worldooverwhelmingly poor, disproportionately non-white, and displaced by economic crisis. Ethan Blue paints a vivid portrait of everyday life inside Texas and California's penal ...

Doing Time in the Depression: Everyday Life in Texas and California Prisons 2014, New York University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9781479821358

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Doing Time in the Depression: Everyday Life in Texas and California Prisons 2012, New York University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780814709405

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