Less than the Least

Entries from Less than the Least tagged with 'Thirteenth Amendment'

Debtors' Prisons Old and New--Skeel

Debtors’ prisons seem to be back in the news. Last week’s New Yorker included an interesting article about debtors’ prisons in late eighteenth and early nineteenth century America (a link to the abstract is here). Decreasingly few states allowed imprisonment for debt...