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Hard labor and hard time : Florida's "Sunshine Prison" and chain gangs

Author: Vivien M L Miller
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, ©2012.
Series: New perspectives on the history of the South
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An exploration of the conditions of prison labor in Florida from 1913 to 1956.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vivien M L Miller
ISBN: 9780813039855 0813039851
OCLC Number: 1131492648
Description: xii, 393 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Building the "best prison in the south" --
Good roads, bad men, and the ugliest of conditions --
Cruel and usual punishments --
The rise of the sunshine prison --
Chapman and the big house --
Florida's hard road during the depression and war years --
Continuity and change at Raiford --
Prison health care --
Life in the big house --
Riot and disorder at the rock.
Series Title: New perspectives on the history of the South
Responsibility: Vivien M. L. Miller.

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An exploration of the conditions of prison labor in Florida from 1913 to 1956.

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