WITH LIBERTY FOR SOME: 500 Years of Imprisonment in America.

Christianson, Scott.

ISBN 10: 1555533647 / ISBN 13: 9781555533649
Published by Boston: Northeastern University Press, (1998.) dj, 1998
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SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing. INSCRIBED on the title page "For -- educator extraordinaire, world traveler, lady of the manor and friend." and dated in 1999. A sweeping history of imprisonment in the United States in all its forms -convict transport to colonies, indentured servants, slaves, military conscripts as well as prisons and jails - and one that looks at the paradox of a country which sanctifies individual liberties as it continues to build prisons at a rate unmatched in the world. It looks at the connection between incarceration and slavery, and includes personal stories of keepers and prisoners. Cover praise from former New York governor Mario Cuomo who called this book "Eloquent, incisive and deeply disturbing, this book tells what imprisonment has meant in the American experience. . Those who value justice, freedom and equality under law should take heed." Extensive notes, selected bibliography, index. xix, 394 pp. Fine in near fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 39722

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Title: WITH LIBERTY FOR SOME: 500 Years of ...

Publisher: Boston: Northeastern University Press, (1998.) dj

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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From Columbus's voyages to the New World through today's prison expansion movements, incarceration has played an important, yet disconcerting, role in American history. In this sweeping examination of imprisonment in the United States over five centuries, Scott Christianson exposes the hidden record of the nation's prison heritage, illuminating the forces underlying the paradox of a country that sanctifies individual liberty while it continues to build and maintain a growing complex of totalitarian institutions.

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From Columbus's voyages to the New World through today's prison movements, captivity has played an important, yet disconcerting role in American history. In this sweeping reexamination of imprisonment in the United States, Scott Christianson exposes the hidden record of the nation's prison heritage and explores some of the forces underlying the paradox of a country that sanctifies individual liberty even as it continues to build and maintain a huge and growing complex of totalitarian institutions in its midst.

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