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We are not slaves : state violence, coerced labor, and prisoners' rights in postwar America

Author: Robert T Chase
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 2020.
Series: Justice, power, and politics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the early twentieth century, the brutality of southern prisons became a national scandal. Prisoners toiled in grueling, violent conditions while housed in crude dormitories on what were effectively slave plantations. This system persisted until the 1940s when, led by Texas, southern states adopted northern prison design reforms. However, the transition to penitentiary cells only made the endemic violence more  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert T Chase
ISBN: 9781469653570 1469653575
OCLC Number: 1138706785
Description: 544 pages.
Contents: Fears of contagion, strategies of containment : pathologizing homosexuality, incarcerating bodies, and reshaping the southern prison farm --
A fine southern plantation : perfecting prison slave labor as the agribusiness model --
Enslaving prison bodies : labor division, prison rape, and the internal prison economy --
From Pachuco to writ writer : the carceral rehabilitation of Fred Cruz --
Eight hoe-sowing seeds of dissension : Chicanos and Muslims make a prison-made civil rights revolution --
Attica South : black political organizing against the prison plantation --
The Aztlan outlaw and urban black reform politics : the Carasco hostage crisis and the collapse of political reform --
Testimonios of resistance : the slave narrative and the prison labor strike of 1978 --
Stuck between justice and the carceral state : Ruiz v. Estelle and the politics of mass incarceration --
War on the prison insurgent : prison gangs, the militarized prison, and the persistence of carceral violence.
Series Title: Justice, power, and politics.
Responsibility: Robert T. Chase.

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In the early twentieth century, the brutality of southern prisons became a national scandal. Drawing from three decades of legal documents compiled by prisoners, Robert Chase narrates the struggle to  Read more...

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