The prison of democracy : race, Leavenworth, and the culture of law /
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The prison of democracy : race, Leavenworth, and the culture of law /

"The Prison of Democracy uses a prison designed as a replica of the US capitol building as a prism for understanding the relationship between prisons and democracy. As an historical and archival study of the federal prison system, this book examines the history of the racial carceral state and...

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Main Author: Benson, Sara M., 1981- (Author)
Corporate Author: JSTOR books
Format: Online Book
Published: Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2019]
Series:Online access: OAPEN DOAB Directory of Open Access Books.
Access:Online version
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction : the idea of Leavenworth and the prison of democracy
  • The architecture of liberalism and the origins of carceral democracy
  • The legal time of Bleeding Kansas : punishment and slavery in the borderlands
  • Territorial politics and the punitive legacies of Indian Territory
  • Prisons at the border : the political geography of the Mason-Dixon line
  • Leavenworth's political prisoners : race, resistance, and the prison's archive
  • Postscript : "walls turned sideways are bridges" : abolition dreams and the prison's aftermath.