[Read] ➵ Troublesome Women By Erica Rhodes Hayden – Tbjewellers.co.uk This book traces the lived experiences of women lawbreakers in the state of Pennsylvania from 1820 to 1860 through the records of than six thousand criminal court cases By following these women from t This book traces the lived experiences of women lawbreakers in the state of Pennsylvania from to through the records of than six thousand criminal court cases By following these women from the perpetration of their crimes through the state's efforts to punish and reform them Erica Rhodes Hayden places them at the center of their own storiesWomen constituted a small percentage of those tried in courtrooms and sentenced to prison terms during the nineteenth century yet their experiences offer valuable insight into the era's criminal justice system Hayden illuminates how criminal punishment and reform intersected with larger social issues of the time including uestions of race class and gender and reveals how women prisoners actively influenced their situation despite class disparities Hayden's focus on recovering the individual experiences of women in the criminal justice system across the state of Pennsylvania marks a significant shift from studies that focus on the structure and leadership of penal institutions and reform organizations in urban centers Troublesome Women advances our understanding of female crime and punishment in the antebellum period and challenges preconceived notions of nineteenth century womanhood Scholars of women's history and the history of crime and punishment as well as those interested in Pennsylvania history will benefit greatly from Hayden's thorough and fascinating research.
- 256 pages
- Troublesome Women
- Erica Rhodes Hayden
- 14 January 2016 Erica Rhodes Hayden