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Tyranny and the Lash By Stephen Wade

Tyranny and the Lash

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Tyranny and the Lash offers a rare insight into the world of crime and punishment. It investigates the changing definitions of criminality that occur when the law adapts to the radical transmutations of society caused by warfare, social disorder and events like the Industrial Revolution.

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Tyranny and the Lash: Prisoners and Punishments in British History by Stephen Wade

Tyranny and the Lash offers a rare insight into the world of crime and punishment. It investigates the changing definitions of criminality that occur when the law adapts to the radical transmutations of society caused by warfare, social disorder and events like the Industrial Revolution. This book also explores the changing nature and uses of prisons throughout the centuries, from the medieval period to the early twentieth century - looking at various different types of prisoner, from prisoners of war to suffragettes. It takes the reader through various crises in prison management and explains the change in attitudes towards imprisonment following the nationalization of prisons in 1877. As he examines practices such as hard labour, solitary confinement and the treadwheel, Stephen Wade asks: is a more humane prison system emerging? As he delves into man's inhumanity to man, he asks: what can we learn from our past?

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About Stephen Wade


Stephen Wade is a former university lecturer now writing and researching the history of crime and law. He is widely published in both popular true crime writing and in more academic crime history, and he has also published several works on genealogy.

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GOR011069526
Tyranny and the Lash: Prisoners and Punishments in British History by Stephen Wade
Stephen Wade
Used - Like New
Hardback
The Crowood Press Ltd
2011-10-01
224
070909244X
9780709092445
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