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Black prisoners and their world, Alabama, 1865-1900

Author: Mary Ellen Curtin
Publisher: Charlottesville : University Press of Virginia, ©2000.
Series: Carter G. Woodson Institute series in Black studies.
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This study draws on a variety of sources, including the reports and correspondence of prison inspectors and letters from prisoners and their families, to explore the history of the African-American  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Ellen Curtin
ISBN: 0813919819 9780813919812 0813919843 9780813919843
OCLC Number: 43567426
Description: xi, 261 pages : illustrations, 1 map ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Legacy of Reconstruction 12 --
2. Emancipation and Black Prisoners 28 --
3. Crime and Social Conflict 42 --
4. Prisons for Profit, 1871-1883 62 --
5. Prisoners and Reform, 1883-1885 81 --
6. Working and Surviving in Prison Mines 97 --
7. Female Prisoners 113 --
8. Prisoners Confront TCI 130 --
9. A Mortal Crisis 147 --
10. Black Leadership Responds 168 --
11. Paternalism, the Lease, and the Law 183 --
12. Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners 196.
Series Title: Carter G. Woodson Institute series in Black studies.
Responsibility: Mary Ellen Curtin.
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