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The History of Incarceration in the U.S.

HIS 459/GSS 459/AMS 459/AAS 459

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This course explores the history of incarceration over the course of more than two centuries. It tracks the emergence of the penitentiary in the early national period and investigates mass incarceration of the late 20th century. Topics include the relationship between the penitentiary and slavery; the prisoners' rights movement; Japanese internment; immigration detention; and the privatization and globalization of prisons.
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Section S01

  • Type: Seminar
  • Section: S01
  • Status: C
  • Enrollment: 15
  • Capacity: 15
  • Class Number: 21713
  • Schedule: Th 01:30 PM-04:20 PM