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The Prison of Democracy - Race, Leavenworth, and the Culture of Law (Paperback): Sara M. Benson

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Sara M. Benson

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At publication date, a free ebook version of this title will be available through Luminos, University of California Press's Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. Built in the 1890s at the center of the nation, Leavenworth Federal Penitentiary was designed specifically to be a replica of the US Capitol Building. But why? The Prison of Democracy explains the political significance of a prison built to mimic one of America's monuments to democracy. Locating Leavenworth in memory, history, and law, the prison geographically sits at the borders of Indian Territory (1825-1854) and Bleeding Kansas (1854-1864), both sites of contestation over slavery and freedom. Author Sara M. Benson argues that Leavenworth reshaped the design of punishment in America by gradually normalizing state-inflicted violence against citizens. Leavenworth's peculiar architecture illustrates the real roots of mass incarceration--as an explicitly race- and nation-building system that has been ingrained in the very fabric of US history rather than as part of a recent post-war racial history. The book sheds light on the truth of the painful relationship between the carceral state and democracy in the US--a relationship that thrives to this day.

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Imprint: University of California Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: April 2019
First published: 2019
Authors: Sara M. Benson
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 10mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 204
ISBN-13: 978-0-520-29696-1
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government
Books > Humanities > History > American history
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Crime & criminology
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political structure & processes
Books > Humanities > History > American history > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Crime & criminology > Penology & punishment
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political structure & processes > Democracy
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Crime & criminology > Penology & punishment > General
Books > History > American history
Books > History > American history > General
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LSN: 0-520-29696-6
Barcode: 9780520296961

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