No Mercy Here: Gender, Punishment, and the Making of Jim Crow Modernity / (Book, 2016) [WorldCat.org]
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No Mercy Here: Gender, Punishment, and the Making of Jim Crow Modernity /

Author: Sarah Haley
Publisher: Chapel Hill, NC : University of North Carolina Press, 2016.
Edition/Format: Book Book : English.
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In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries imprisoned black women faced wrenching forms of gendered racial terror and heinous structures of economic exploitation. Subjugated as convict laborers and forced to serve additional time as domestic workers before they were allowed their freedom, black women faced a pitiless system of violence, terror, and debasement. Drawing upon black feminist criticism and a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Book
Electronic books
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Haley
Language Note: English.
Unique Identifier: 8603354212
Notes: Title from resource description page (viewed April 08, 2020).
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Description: 1 online resource (356 pages)
Responsibility: by Sarah Haley

Abstract:

In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries imprisoned black women faced wrenching forms of gendered racial terror and heinous structures of economic exploitation. Subjugated as convict laborers and forced to serve additional time as domestic workers before they were allowed their freedom, black women faced a pitiless system of violence, terror, and debasement. Drawing upon black feminist criticism and a diverse array of archival materials, Sarah Haley uncovers imprisoned women’s brutalization in local, county, and state convict labor systems, while also illuminating the prisoners’ acts of resistance and sabotage, challenging ideologies of racial capitalism and patriarchy and offering alternative conceptions of social and political life. A landmark history of black women’s imprisonment in the South, this book recovers stories of the captivity and punishment of black women to demonstrate how the system of incarceration was crucial to organizing the logics of gender and race, and constructing Jim Crow modernity.

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