The Convicts

The Convicts Author Iain Lawrence
ISBN-10 9780307518194
Release 2009-01-21
Pages 208
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After seeing his father hauled off to debtor’s prison, Tom Tin sets out to take revenge on Mr. Goodfellow, the man responsible for his family’s misfortunes. But the fog-filled London streets are teeming with sinister characters. Tom encounters a blind man who scavenges the riverbed for treasure—and wants what Tom digs up; Worms, a body snatcher who reveals a shocking surprise; and a nasty gang of young pickpockets who mistake Tom for someone ominously known as the Smasher. And ultimately, Tom comes up against the cruel hand of the law. Accused of murder, Tom is given a seven-year sentence. He is to be transported to Van Diemen’s Land with other juvenile convicts. But Tom can’t abide life on the Hulk, the old ship where the boys are temporarily held. He decides to escape. But if he’s to succeed, his luck needs to turn. . . . From the Hardcover edition.



Depraved and Disorderly

Depraved and Disorderly Author Joy Damousi
ISBN-10 0521587239
Release 1997-05-28
Pages 221
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This innovative book tells the powerful stories of convict women, while drawing out broader themes of gender and sexual disorder and race and class dynamics. It looks at the cultural meanings of aspects of life in the colony: on ships, in the factories and in orphanages. Damousi considers such topics as headshaving as punishment in the prisons, as well as analyzing the language of pollution, purity and abandonment. The book shows how understanding about sexual and racial difference became a focus for cultural anxiety in colonial society.



Convict Workers

Convict Workers Author Stephen Nicholas
ISBN-10 0521361265
Release 1988
Pages 246
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State and private employers in New South Wales recognised the convicts' previous occupations, and employed a large proportion of them in the same occupations they had held at home. The women convicts - often classified as prostitutes - in fact brought a range of occupational skills equally as important for the economic development of Australia as those of the male convicts. Once settled in Australia, the convicts consumed a diet, and experienced housing, superior to that received by free men and women at home. The organisation of their work was not very different from that in Britain and Ireland and, while cruel treatment did exist, the likelihood of numerous floggings during their term of sentence is shown to be a myth. Convict workers is a study in comparative history, noting the resemblances and the contrasts with indentured labour, slavery and punitive communities elsewhere. By illuminating the contribution of the convict workers to Australia's economic and social development.



Convicts

Convicts Author Horton Foote
ISBN-10 0822225433
Release 2012
Pages 48
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THE STORY: The recently orphaned Horace Robedaux is determined to buy a headstone for his father's grave. He goes to work on Soll Gautier's isolated prison farm but soon discovers that his ill and senile employer is frightfully paranoid among the c



Our Convicts

Our Convicts Author Mary Carpenter
ISBN-10 HARVARD:32044072051980
Release 1864
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College for Convicts

College for Convicts Author Christopher Zoukis
ISBN-10 9780786495337
Release 2014-10-14
Pages 300
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"Zoukis gives excellent examples to demonstrate that the U.S. would benefit from higher education for inmates in prison...a strongly suggested purchase...highly recommended"--Choice The United States accounts for 5 percent of the world's population, yet incarcerates about 25 percent of the world's prisoners. Examining a wealth of studies by researchers and correctional professionals, and the experience of educators, this book shows recidivism rates drop in direct correlation with the amount of education prisoners receive, and the rate drops dramatically with each additional level of education attained. Presenting a workable solution to America's mass incarceration and recidivism problems, this book demonstrates that great fiscal benefits arise when modest sums are spent educating prisoners. Educating prisoners brings a reduction in crime and social disruption, reduced domestic spending and a rise in quality of life.



Cannibals convicts

Cannibals   convicts Author Vagabond
ISBN-10 9785883504401
Release 1887
Pages 407
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Tasmania s Convicts

Tasmania s Convicts Author Alison Alexander
ISBN-10 9781459603905
Release 2010-10-01
Pages 646
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To the convicts arriving in Van Diemen's Land' it must have felt as though they'd been sent to the very ends of the earth. In Tasmania's Convicts Alison Alexander tells the history of the men and women transported to what became one of Britain's most notorious convict colonies. Following the lives of dozens of convicts and their families' she uncovers stories of success' failure' and everything in between. While some suffered harsh conditions' most served their time and were freed' becoming ordinary and peaceful citizens. Yet over the decades' a terrible stigma became associated with the convicts' and they and the whole colony went to extraordinary lengths to hide it. The majority of Tasmanians today have convict ancestry' whether they know it or not. While the public stigma of its convict past has given way to a contemporary fascination with colonial history' Alison Alexander debates whether the convict past lingers deep in the psyche of white Tasmania.



Convicts Unbound

Convicts Unbound Author Marjorie Tipping
ISBN-10 UOM:39015018823370
Release 1988-01-01
Pages 353
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At home; Crimes of the Calcutta convicts; The camp at Sullivan Bay; The hobart towm of David Collins; From camp to colony.



Convicts and Orphans

Convicts and Orphans Author Timothy J. Coates
ISBN-10 0804733597
Release 2001
Pages 259
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This book examines how the early modern Portuguese state used convicts and orphans to populate its global empire. In addition, it addresses the issue of gender in the state's use of two distinct groups of single women as colonizers, orphan girls and reformed prostitutes, each given state-awarded dowries if they agreed to relocate overseas.



Settlers and Convicts Or Recollections of Sixteen Years Labour in the Australian Backwoods

Settlers and Convicts  Or  Recollections of Sixteen Years  Labour in the Australian Backwoods Author Alexander Harris
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105010439979
Release 1847
Pages 430
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A Swindler s Progress

A Swindler s Progress Author Kirsten McKenzie
ISBN-10 0674052781
Release 2009
Pages 344
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In May 1835 in a Sydney courtroom, a slight, balding man named John Dow stood charged with forgery. The prisoner shocked the room by claiming he was Edward, Viscount Lascelles, eldest son of the powerful Earl of Harewood. The Crown alleged he was a confidence trickster and serial impostor. Was this really the heir to one of Britain's most spectacular fortunes? Part Regency mystery, part imperial history, A Swindler's Progress is an engrossing tale of adventure and deceit across two worldsâe"British aristocrats and Australian felonsâe"bound together in an emerging age of opportunity and individualism, where personal worth was battling power based on birth alone. The first historian to unravel the mystery of John Dow and Edward Lascelles, Kirsten McKenzie illuminates the darker side of this age of liberty, when freedom could mean the freedom to lie both in the far-flung outposts of empire and within the established bastions of British power. The struggles of the Lascelles family for social and political power, and the tragedy of their disgraced heir, demonstrate that British elites were as fragile as their colonial counterparts. In ways both personal and profound, McKenzie recreates a world in which Britain and the empire were intertwined in the transformation of status and politics in the nineteenth century.



Papers relative to the transportation and assignment of convicts

Papers relative to the transportation and assignment of convicts Author
ISBN-10 BSB:BSB10213527
Release 1839
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Convicts Coal and the Banner Mine Tragedy

Convicts  Coal  and the Banner Mine Tragedy Author Robert D. Ward
ISBN-10 9780817312138
Release 2002-06-28
Pages 171
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In the late 1870s, Jefferson County, Alabama, and the town of Elyton (near the future Birmingham) became the focus of a remarkable industrial and mining revolution. Together with the surrounding counties, the area was penetrated by railroads. Surprisingly large deposits of bituminous coal, limestone, and iron ore—the exact ingredients for the manufacture of iron and, later, steel—began to be exploited. Now, with transportation, modern extractive techniques, and capital, the region’s geological riches began yielding enormous profits. A labor force was necessary to maintain and expand the Birmingham area’s industrial boom. Many workers were native Alabamians. There was as well an immigrant ethnic work force, small but important. The native and immigrant laborers became problems for management when workers began affiliating with labor unions and striking for higher wages and better working conditions. In the wake of the management-labor disputes, the industrialists resorted to an artificial work force—convict labor. Alabama’s state and county officials sought to avoid expense and reap profits by leasing prisoners to industry and farms for their labor. This book is about the men who worked involuntarily in the Banner Coal Mine, owned by the Pratt Consolidated Coal Company. And it is about the repercussions and consequences that followed an explosion at the mine in the spring of 1911 that killed 128 convict miners.



Convicts Clergymen and Churches

Convicts  Clergymen and Churches Author Allan M. Grocott
ISBN-10 UOM:39015012855311
Release 1980
Pages 327
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Quadrennial Report

Quadrennial Report Author Alabama. Board of Inspectors of Convicts (1895-1919)
ISBN-10 UCAL:B3026040
Release 1900
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