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In medieval and renaissance Europe, criminals were fined, branded, or executed; after the 18th century, more of them went to jail. For some observers, the birth of the prison was a triumph of humanitarian compassion. For others, they marked an ominous new form of social control. In this course look at why and how prisons emerged during the 18th and early 19th centuries in Europe and America. What were prisons like, how did newfangled "Enlightenment" ideas about punishment and poverty affect penal reformers, how did the new prisons compare to other institutions of confinement (plague hospitals, mental asylums, bridewells), and how did prisoners exercise agency?
When Offered Spring.
Breadth Requirement (HB)
Distribution Category (HA-AS, HST-AS)
Course Subfield (HEU)
Regular Academic Session. Combined with: HIST 6945
Credits and Grading Basis
4 Credits Stdnt Opt(Letter or S/U grades)
Class Number & Section Details
- R Goldwin Smith Hall G19
- Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
Instruction Mode: In Person
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