Campaigns Against Corporal Punishment: Prisoners, Sailors, Women, and Children in Antebellum America

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SUNY Press, 1984 M06 30 - 221 páginas
Campaigns against Corporal Punishment explores the theory and practice of punishment in Antebellum America from a broad, comparative perspective. It probes the concerns underlying the naval, prison, domestic, and educational reform campaigns which occurred in New England and New York from the late 1820s to the late 1850s. Focusing on the common forms of physical punishment inflicted on seamen, prisoners, women, and children, the book reveals the effect of these campaigns on actual disciplinary practices.

Myra C. Glenn also places the crusade against corporal punishment in the context of various other contemporary reform movements such as the crusade against intemperance and that against slavery. She shows how regional and political differences affected discussions of punishment and discipline.
 

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Reform Campaigns against Corporal
23
Reform Campaigns against Corporal
39
Wife Beating and the Limits
63
NineteenthCentury Seamen
85
Public Debates Over Corporal
103
The Decline of Corporal
127
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Myra C. Glenn is currently Assistant Professor of History at Bucknell University

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