A History of Incarceration in the United States|
Fall 2019 not offered
This course examines the history of incarceration in the United States from the 18th century to the late 20th century. It begins with history of indentured servitude in the colonial era and then considers the intensification of the enslavement of blacks in the 19th century as well as the expansion of prisons in the 20th century. The course seeks to engage how systems of confinement accompanied the development of a political system based on the languages of liberty.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (HIST-MN)(HIST)
Mumia Abu-Jamal, LIVE FROM DEATH ROW
Michelle Alexander, THE NEW JIM CROW: MASS INCARCERATION IN THE AGE OF COLORBLINDNESS
Edward Ayers, VENGEANCE AND JUSTICE: CRIME AND PUNISHMENT IN THE 19TH-CENTURY AMERICAN SOUTH
Angela Davis, ARE PRISONS OBSOLETE?
Michael Stephen Hindus, PRISON AND PLANTATION: CRIME, JUSTICE AND AUTHORITY IN MASSACHUSETTS AND SOUTH CAROLINA, 1767-1878.
George Jackson, SOLEDAD BROTHER: THE PRISON LETTERS OF GEORGE JACKSON
Rebecca McLennan, THE CRISIS OF IMPRISONMENT: PROTEST, POLITICS, AND THE MAKING OF THE AMERICAN PENAL STATE, 1776-1941
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Weekly response essays to readings, final research paper.
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