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Twice the work of free labor : the political economy of convict labor in the New South

Author: Alexander C Lichtenstein
Publisher: London ; New York : Verso, 1996.
Series: Haymarket series.
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Both a study of penal labour in the Southern United States and a revisionist analysis of the political economy of the South after the Civil War, this book reveals that the economic modernization of  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander C Lichtenstein
ISBN: 1859849911 9781859849910 1859840868 9781859840863
OCLC Number: 32626163
Description: xix, 264 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. New South Slavery --
2. "Except as a Punishment for Crime" --
3. "Out of Their Long Shirts and Into Georgia Stripes": Reconstruction, Redemption, and the Convict-Lease --
4. "Under the Taint of Prison Labor": The Convict Lease and the Industrialization of the New South --
5. Joe Brown's Mines --
6. "Goin' to Take My Time": Convict Resistance, Punishment, and the Task System --
7. "Bad Boys Make Good Roads": From Convict Lease to Chain Gang --
8. Epilogue: Forced Labor and Progress.
Series Title: Haymarket series.
Responsibility: Alex Lichtenstein.
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