Liberty's Prisoners: Carceral Culture in Early America

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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 2015, University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia

ISBN-13: 9780812247572

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