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Title The birth of the penitentiary in Latin America : essays on criminology, prison reform, and social control, 1830-1940 / edited by Ricardo D. Salvatore and Carlos Aguirre.
Published Austin : University of Texas Press : Institute of Latin American Studies, 1996.
Book Cover

 Floor3  HV9510.5 .B57 1996    IN LIBRARY
Edition 1st ed.
Description xxi, 279 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Series New interpretations of Latin America series
New interpretations of Latin America series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [255]-266) and index.
Contents The birth of the penitentiary in Latin America: toward an interpretive social history of prisons -- The Lima penitentiary and the modernization of criminal justice in nineteenth-century Peru -- Vicious women, virtuous women: the female delinquent and the Santiago de Chile Correctional House, 1860-1900 -- What the eyes can't see: stories from Rio de Janeiro's prisons -- "Forcing them to work and punishing whoever resisted": servile labor and penal servitude under colonialism in nineteenth-century Puerto Rico -- Revolutionary reform: capitalist development, prison reform, and executive power in Mexico -- Penitentiaries, visions of class, and export economies: Brazil and Argentina compared -- Confinement, policing, and the emergence of social policy in Costa Rica, 1880-1935.
Subject Prisons -- Latin America -- History.
Related Names Salvatore, Ricardo Donato.
Aguirre, Carlos, 1958-
ISBN 029277706X (alk. paper)
0292777078 (pbk. : alk. paper)
OCLC number 34151477