Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Some Books Considered - Program 080 from TPR: Some Books Considered

Deborah J. Swiss talks with Dan Skinner about The Tin Ticket: The Heroic Journey of Australia’s Convict Women. We know that Australia was originally populated by male convicts from Great Britain, but less is know about the female convicts who were sent there to populate the island nation. Nearly 25,000 women were ship to Australia, sometimes for petty offenses. The book follows the lives of three convict women and a radical Quaker reformer who sought to improve the conditions of the prisoners. Listen to the podcast.

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