Convict labor and migration
Published Online: 4 FEB 2013
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The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration
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Morgan, G. 2013. Convict labor and migration. The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. .
- Published Online: 4 FEB 2013
Coerced migration and forced labor of convicted felons has been incorporated belatedly into the history of migration and labor history alongside that of free migrants, slaves, and indentured laborers. Too often in the past historians studied criminal banishment in the context of national histories as an aspect of penology divorced from broader currents of history. Changes in perspective extending backwards in time and across national boundaries have led to the reconceptualization of the subject as imperial in character and global in scope.
- criminal justice;
- labor supply;