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Chained in silence : Black women and convict labor in the new South

Author: Talitha L LeFlouria
Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2015] ©2015
Series: Justice, power, and politics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In 1868, the state of Georgia began to make its rapidly growing population of prisoners available for hire. The resulting convict leasing system ensnared not only men but also African American women, who were forced to labor in camps and factories to make profits for private investors. In this vivid work of history, Talitha L. LeFlouria draws from a rich array of primary sources to piece together the stories of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Talitha L LeFlouria
ISBN: 9781469622477 1469622475 1469630001 9781469630007
OCLC Number: 892879434
Notes: "Portions of the text were previously published as 'The Hand That Rocks the Cradle Cuts Cordwood : Exploring Black Women's Lives and Labor in Georgia's Convict Camps, 1865-1917,' Labor : Studies in Working-Class History of the Americas 8, no. 3 (Fall 2011)"--Title page verso.
Description: xiii, 257 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm.
Contents: Prologue: Between sound and silence --
Introduction: "Only woman blacksmith in America is a convict" --
The gendered anatomy of "Negro crime" --
Black women and convict leasing in the "Empire State" of the new South --
"The hand that rocks the cradle cuts cordwood" : prison camps for women --
Sustaining the "weak and feeble" : women workers and the Georgia State Prison Farm --
"Broken, ruined, and wrecked" : women on the chain gang --
Epilogue: The sound of broken silence.
Series Title: Justice, power, and politics.
Responsibility: Talitha L. LeFlouria.
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