Books behind Bars: The Role of Books, Reading, and Libraries in British Prison Reform, 1701-1911

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BOOKS BEHIND BARS
The Role of Books, Reading, and Libraries in British Prison Reform, 1701-1911

Janet Fyfe

Contributions in Librarianship and Information Science, Number 72

GREENWOOD PRESS

Westport, Connecticut · London

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Books behind Bars: The Role of Books, Reading, and Libraries in British Prison Reform, 1701-1911
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface vii
  • Introduction ix
  • Notes xiii
  • Part I Agents of Reform. Beliefs and Initiatives 1
  • Chapter 1: Dr Bray's Newgate Associates 3
  • Chapter 2: Investigative Reporters. Howard, Neild, and Gurney 15
  • Chapter 3: Elizabeth Fry 23
  • Chapter 4: Reform Societies 35
  • Notes 45
  • Chapter 6: Prison Governors 61
  • Chapter 7: Prison Inspectors 71
  • Chapter 8 Prison Commissioners and Directors of Convict Prisons 83
  • Chapter 9: Subordinate Officers and Their Libraries 91
  • Part II Penal Institutions and Systems 101
  • Chapter 10: Local Prisons 103
  • Chapter 11 - National Prisons 124
  • Chapter 12 Convict Ships and Convict Settlements 127
  • Notes 135
  • Chapter 13: The Hulks 137
  • Chapter 14: The Separate and Silent Systems 145
  • Chapter 15: The Progressive Stage System 157
  • Part III Prisoners, Reading, and Libraries 165
  • Chapter 16 the Organization of the Prison Library 167
  • Chapter 18: Book Selection and Censorship 189
  • Conclusion 205
  • Notes 215
  • Note on Sources 217
  • Selected Bibliography 219
  • Index 233
  • About the Author 241
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