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Incarcerated Women: A History of Struggles, Oppression, and Resistance in American Prisons

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Description for Incarcerated Women: A History of Struggles, Oppression, and Resistance in American Prisons Hardcover. This collection examines the history of the experience of female inmates in American prisons from the early nineteenth century to the twenty-first century. The contributors analyze women's efforts to exert agency and control over their bodies and experiences, issues of race and class, and how women's experiences differed from those of male inmates. Editor(s): Hayden, Erica Rhodes; Jach, Theresa R. Num Pages: 202 pages, 5 tables. BIC Classification: 1KBB; 3JH; HBJK; HBLL; HBLW; JFSJ1; JHB; JKV. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 234 x 159 x 20. Weight in Grams: 476.
The story of the rise of prisons and development of prison systems in the United States has been studied extensively in scholarship, but the experiences of female inmates in these institutions have not received the same attention. Historically, women incarcerated in prison, jails, and reformatories accounted for a small number of inmates across the United States. Early on, they were often held in prisons alongside men and faced neglect, exploitation, and poor living conditions. Various attempts to reform them, ranging from moral instruction and education to domestic training, faced opposition at times from state officials, prison employees, ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
Lexington Books
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2017
Condition
New
Number of Pages
202
Place of Publication
Lanham, MD, United States
ISBN
9781498542111
SKU
V9781498542111
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Erica Rhodes Hayden is assistant professor of history at Trevecca Nazarene University. Theresa R. Jach is professor of history at Houston Community College.

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This anthology examines the experiences of women in prisons in the US since the early 19th century. The first part of the book, which focuses on the early to mid-19th century, examines several themes, including how incarceration shaped motherhood, the experiences of slaves and formers slaves in the prison system, and efforts to resist the anonymizing effects of prison life ... Read more

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