Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9780745315386 Published March 2004 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9780745315430 Published March 2004 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Cruel and Unusual: Punishment and U.S. Culture

Brian Jarvis

Cruel and Unusual: Punishment and U.S. Culture

Brian Jarvis

Distributed for Pluto Press

304 pages | 5.31496 x 8.46457
Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9780745315386 Published March 2004 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9780745315430 Published March 2004 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Contents
1. Introduction: birth of a prison nation
2. The Scarlet Letter and the long forever of puritan punishment
3. Reading the Rosenbergs: The Public Burning and The Book of Daniel
4. Punishment, resistance and the African-American experience
5. The whip, the noose, the cell and their lover: Melville the masochist
6. Inside the American prison film
7. Conclusion: waves of the future, echoes of the past
Endnotes
Bibliography
Index
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