Nineteenth Century Prison Reform [S-19-44]

Presenter: Liz Regosin
Location: SLU: Carnegie 10
Classes: 1 Session 1.5 hours
Dates: Fri 2:30 PM 04/12

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In this session, we will talk about the work of Quaker abolitionist and prison reformer Isaac T. Hopper.

Liz Regosin is currently doing research on Hopper’s records, produced during his tenure as the chair of the Committee on Discharged Convicts for the Prison Association of New York. Hopper’s records are full of interesting stories about formerly incarcerated men and women living in New York during the period 1844-1853. Hopper’s own life and work offers a fascinating study of a 19th-century reform activist. Liz spent much of her career exploring the experiences of African Americans in the transition from slavery to freedom. Liz’s own interest in prison reform in the past few years has drawn her attention to the history of prison reform.

NOTE: Suggested web link to the "Diary" of T. Hopper's "Diary" of his work for the Prison Association of New York.

(under “Digital Assets” you’ll find a link right to Isaac T. Hopper’s “Diary” of his work for the Prison Association of New York)

Cap: 40

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