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Troublesome women : gender, crime and punishment in antebellum Pennsylvania / Erica Rhodes Hayden.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Coudersport Public Library.
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Coudersport Public Library 364.37 HAY (Text) 30183000950830 Adult Nonfiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780271082264 (cloth : alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: 242 pagesĀ  : illustrations and photographs ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: University Park, Pennsylvania : The Pennsylvania State University Press, [2019]

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"With a world of tears" : women criminals and the use of mercy and femininity -- "She would have a divorce at the risk of her life" : women and crimes that challenged social limitations -- "Amazonian outbreak" : antebellum women and political crime -- "Disturbing the other prisoners" : female inmates in Pennsylvania penitentiaries -- "No kind treatment can subdue the prisoner" : chaos and female resistance in the county jails -- "Restoration to the path of virtue" : the difficult task of reform.
Summary, etc.:
"Examines the lived experiences of women criminals in Pennsylvania from 1820 to 1860, mainly as they navigated the nineteenth-century legal and prison systems"--Provided by publisher.
Subject: Female offenders > Pennsylvania > History > 19th century.
Women prisoners > Pennsylvania > History > 19th century.
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