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Democracy and Punishment
Disciplinary Origins of the United States
Thomas L. Dumm

Rhetoric of the Human Sciences series

“The book represents a cerebral analysis of the early United States brand of democracy in relation to its system for punishment of crime. . . . [It] is thoughtful-provoking, mind-stretching, and unique in supplying a view of early American democracy from an unexpected angle.”
Journal of American History


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September 1987
LC: 87-040147 HV
224 pp.   6 x 9

ISBN 978-0-299-11404-6

The 1987 cloth and paper editions of this book are out of print

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