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The Resource Reading prisoners : literature, literacy, and the transformation of American punishment, 1700-1845, Jodi Schorb

Reading prisoners : literature, literacy, and the transformation of American punishment, 1700-1845, Jodi Schorb

Label
Reading prisoners : literature, literacy, and the transformation of American punishment, 1700-1845
Title
Reading prisoners
Title remainder
literature, literacy, and the transformation of American punishment, 1700-1845
Statement of responsibility
Jodi Schorb
Title variation
Critical issues in crime and society : reading prisoners : literature, literacy, and the transformation of American punishment
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Shining new light on early American prison literature-from its origins in last words, dying warnings, and gallows literature to its later works of autobiography, exposé, and imaginative literature-Reading Prisoners weaves together insights about the rise of the early American penitentiary, the history of early American literacy instruction, and the transformation of crime writing in the "long" eighteenth century. Looking first at colonial America-an era often said to devalue jailhouse literacy-Jodi Schorb reveals that in fact this era launched the literate prisoner into public prominence
Member of
Cataloging source
P@U
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schorb, Jodi
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Critical issues in crime and society
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Corrections
  • Prisoners as authors
  • Literacy programs
  • Prisoners
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Corrections
  • Literacy programs
  • Prisoners as authors
  • Prisoners
  • United States
Label
Reading prisoners : literature, literacy, and the transformation of American punishment, 1700-1845, Jodi Schorb
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
""Series Page ""; ""Title Page ""; ""Copyright ""; ""Contents""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Introduction. A Is for Aardvark""; ""Part One. Literacy in the Eighteenth-Century Gaol""; ""1. Books Behind Bars""; ""2. Crime, Ink""; ""Part Two. Literacy in the Early Penitentiary""; ""3. What Shall a Convict Do""; ""4. Written by One Who Knows""; ""Afterword. Good Convict, Good Citizen?""; ""Notes""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""; ""About the Author""
Control code
ocn894138752
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813562681
Lccn
2014000070
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt98b6pj
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)894138752
Label
Reading prisoners : literature, literacy, and the transformation of American punishment, 1700-1845, Jodi Schorb
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
""Series Page ""; ""Title Page ""; ""Copyright ""; ""Contents""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Introduction. A Is for Aardvark""; ""Part One. Literacy in the Eighteenth-Century Gaol""; ""1. Books Behind Bars""; ""2. Crime, Ink""; ""Part Two. Literacy in the Early Penitentiary""; ""3. What Shall a Convict Do""; ""4. Written by One Who Knows""; ""Afterword. Good Convict, Good Citizen?""; ""Notes""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""; ""About the Author""
Control code
ocn894138752
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813562681
Lccn
2014000070
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt98b6pj
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)894138752

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