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Alabama's Response to the Penitentiary Movement, 1829-1865

by Ward, Robert David and Rogers, William Warren
Publisher: University Press of Florida
Retail Price: $55.00
Issue: Summer 2004
ISBN: 0813026636

Ward and Rogers analyze Alabama's antebellum prison system and how it developed out of the penal reform movement of the 19th century. Another aspect of the study is an examination of the interaction between the prison system and the market economy, and how it changed as a result of the Civil War.

review of Alabama's Response to the Penitentiary Movement, 1829-1865, by Ward, Robert David, Civil War Book Review, (Summer 2004).