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Men of MobtownPolicing Baltimore in the Age of Slavery and Emancipation$
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Adam Malka

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781469636290

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636290.001.0001

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Policemen and Prisons

Policemen and Prisons

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(p.53) Chapter Two Policemen and Prisons
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Men of Mobtown
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Adam Malka

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636290.003.0003

This chapter chronicles the development of police reform in Baltimore during the middle decades of the nineteenth century – the development, that is, of both a professional municipal police force and a reformative state-run penal system. Police reform grew state power in the name of liberal freedom. Reformers established the police force to protect the rights of individuals, particularly their property rights, and built prisons to remake inmates into individuals capable of possessing such rights in the first place. But this liberalism had far-reaching implications for a wide range of free Baltimoreans, particularly the white workingmen who made up the rank and file of the city’s political order. As “property holders” of wages and dependents, white workingmen deployed real power under the new system.

Keywords:   Police reform, Liberal freedom, Police force, Prisons, Property rights, White workingmen, Wages, Dependents, Power, Nineteenth Century

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