The Crisis of Imprisonment: Protest, Politics, and the Making of the American Penal State, 1776-1941

  title={The Crisis of Imprisonment: Protest, Politics, and the Making of the American Penal State, 1776-1941},
  author={Rebecca McLennan},
Introduction: the grounds of legal punishment 1. Strains of servitude: legal punishment in the early republic 2. Due convictions: contractual penal servitude and its discontents 3. Commerce upon the throne: the business of imprisonment in Gilded Age America 4. Disciplining the state, civilizing the market: the abolition of contract prison labor 5. A model servitude: prison reform in the early progressive era 6. Uses of the state: dialectics of reform in early progressive New York 7. American… 
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