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3 States were, and are, the greatest beneficiaries of forced labor in prisons. Genevieve LeBaron, Prison Labor, Capitalism & the American State (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, forthcoming).
4 Novak, “The Myth of the ‘Weak’ American State,” 766.
5 Ibid., 756. I make a similar point in Policing Sexuality: The Mann Act and the Making of the FBI (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2014), 84–105Google Scholar. See also Fox, Cybelle, Three Worlds of Relief: Race, Immigration, and the American Welfare State from the Progressive Era to the New Deal (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2012)Google Scholar.
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