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Whatever Happened to the Southern Chain Gang?: Reinventing the Road Prison in Sunbelt Florida

Vivien Miller

in Caging Borders and Carceral States: Incarcerations, Immigration Detentions, and Resistance

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781469651231
eISBN:
9781469651262
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651231.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

The chapter offers a critical evaluation of Florida’s post-1960s liberalizing corrections philosophy. Beginning with a devastating prison fire that killed thirty-eight prisoners in 1967, the chapter ... More


A Fine Southern Plantation: Perfecting Prison Slave Labor as the Agribusiness Model

Robert T. Chase

in We Are Not Slaves: State Violence, Coerced Labor, and Prisoners' Rights in Postwar America

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781469653570
eISBN:
9781469653594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653570.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

The second chapter offers an analysis of how the reforms refashioned prison labor as the new tool of disciplinary control and racial hierarchy within a Jim Crow framework. When this new system was ... More


Fears of Contagion, Strategies of Containment: Pathologizing Homosexuality, Incarcerating Bodies, and Reshaping the Southern Prison Farm

Robert T. Chase

in We Are Not Slaves: State Violence, Coerced Labor, and Prisoners' Rights in Postwar America

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781469653570
eISBN:
9781469653594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653570.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

The first chapter offers an analysis of prison reform through the lens of sexualized containment, where elite northern reformers sought to replace the notorious 1940s prison farm and open dormitory ... More


We Are Not Slaves: State Violence, Coerced Labor, and Prisoners' Rights in Postwar America

Robert T. Chase

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781469653570
eISBN:
9781469653594
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653570.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

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 ... More


Testimonios of Resistance: The Slave Narrative and the Prison Labor Strike of 1978

Robert T. Chase

in We Are Not Slaves: State Violence, Coerced Labor, and Prisoners' Rights in Postwar America

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781469653570
eISBN:
9781469653594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653570.003.0009
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter 8 analyzes how legal testimonies and documentation became “testimonios of resistance” that crafted an effective narrative that southern prisons and prison labor constituted slavery. The ... More


The Coolie's Great War: Indian Labour in a Global Conflict, 1914-1921

Radhika Singha

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197525586
eISBN:
9780197554562
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197525586.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

Though largely invisible in histories of World War one, over 550,000 men in the ranks of the Indian Army were followers or non-combatants. From porters and construction workers in the ‘Coolie Corps’, ... More


Introduction

Radhika Singha

in The Coolie’s Great War: Indian Labour in a Global Conflict, 1914–1921

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197525586
eISBN:
9780197554562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197525586.003.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

(246)The introduction outlines the quest to shed some light on the follower or non-combatant ranks of the Indian Army and to draw upon the approaches of trans-national and connected history to locate ... More


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