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Ambiguities of Free Labor Revisited: The Convict Labor Question in Progressive-Era New York

Barry Cushman

in Making Legal History: Essays in Honor of William E. Nelson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814725269
eISBN:
9780814708286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814725269.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Legal History

In his prizewinning book on the Fourteenth Amendment, Professor William E. Nelson warned that “human rights concepts…are of no help in deciding the great mass of cases in which two or more possible ... More


Good Roads, Bad Men, and the Ugliest of Conditions

Vivien M. L. Miller (ed.)

in Hard Labor and Hard Time: Florida's "Sunshine Prison" and Chain Gangs

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813039855
eISBN:
9780813043760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813039855.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Supporters of the good roads movement recognized that prisoners could help build a modern transportation infrastructure while prison officials in every southern state viewed road construction as a ... More


Sewing and Spinning for the State: Incarcerated Black Female Garment Workers in the Jim Crow South

Talitha L. LeFlouria

in Crime and Punishment in the Jim Crow South

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042409
eISBN:
9780252051241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042409.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

details the experiences of African American women prisoners in Tennessee and Alabama in contract labor systems. They were put to work making garments for the apparel industry, an industry they were ... More


Epilogue: The Sound of Broken Silence

Talitha L. LeFlouria

in Chained in Silence: Black Women and Convict Labor in the New South

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622477
eISBN:
9781469623283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622477.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter concludes that it is within the historiographical space of convict labor studies that the women prisoners' contribution to the forging of New South modernity has tended to be measured in ... More


Introduction

Sarah Haley

in No Mercy Here: "Gender, Punishment, and the Making of Jim Crow Modernity"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627595
eISBN:
9781469627618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627595.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

The introduction begins with an appeal by Lula Walker for leniency on behalf of her niece who was a survivor of domestic violence, which exposes the role of racial patriarchy in structuring criminal ... More


“Emancipated” African Americans: Rights and Redundancy

Natsu Taylor Saito

in Settler Colonialism, Race, and the Law: Why Structural Racism Persists

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780814723944
eISBN:
9780814708170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814723944.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law

This chapter looks at the ways in which settler colonial interests have shaped social relations and governmental policies since the abolition of slavery. Following the Civil War, the gains of the ... More


No Mercy Here: "Gender, Punishment, and the Making of Jim Crow Modernity"

Sarah Haley

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627595
eISBN:
9781469627618
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627595.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

No Mercy Here: Gender, Punishment, and the Making of Jim Crow Modernity provides an analysis of the role of gender ideology in the development of southern punishment after the Civil War, arguing that ... More


Industry and Idleness: Discipline and Punishment in the Capitalist Prison

Monika Fludernik

in Metaphors of Confinement: The Prison in Fact, Fiction, and Fantasy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198840909
eISBN:
9780191879906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840909.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 7 discusses discourses about labour in the Victorian period and the comparison they draw by means of the slavery metaphor between prisons and factories. Starting out from a consideration of ... More


Menacing (Re)Production: The Commodification and De-Commodification of Incarcerated Black Women’s Wombs and Work

Talitha L. Leflouria

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/9781469651231.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

The chapter reconsiders Georgia’s chain gang labor system by shifting the lens from the Jim Crow South’s convict labor production to the medicalized control over incarcerated Black women’s ... More


Conjure the Railroad

R. Scott Huffard Jr.

in Engines of Redemption: Railroads and the Reconstruction of Capitalism in the New South

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781469652818
eISBN:
9781469652832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469652818.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses how African Americans tried to harness the magic of the southern railroad and how white southerners tried to circumscribe this power. It opens with a discussion of the myth of ... More


Hobos in Heaven

Kelly Lytle Hernández

in City of Inmates: Conquest, Rebellion, and the Rise of Human Caging in Los Angeles, 1771-1965

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469631189
eISBN:
9781469631202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631189.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 2 moves deeper into the U.S. era, chronicling how, between the 1880s and 1910s, authorities in Los Angeles redirected and expanded the city’s carceral capacity. They did so while targeting a ... More


A Sense of Place

Gordon B. McKinney

in Henry W. Blair's Campaign to Reform America: From the Civil War to the U.S. Senate

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813140872
eISBN:
9780813141367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813140872.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Henry W. Blair based part of his program for reform upon his appreciation for the land and people of the White Mountain region of New Hampshire. He came to recognize that the southern Appalachian ... More


Miscellaneous

Danny M. Adkison and Lisa McNair Palmer

in The Oklahoma State Constitution

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197514818
eISBN:
9780197514849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197514818.003.0031
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter explores Article XXIII of the Oklahoma constitution. Section 1 promotes industrial welfare of the people by fixing a high standard for employees on public work. It states that “eight ... More


Toward “Waterless and Dry” Ground

Vera S. Candiani

in Dreaming of Dry Land: Environmental Transformation in Colonial Mexico City

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804788052
eISBN:
9780804791076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804788052.003.0008
Subject:
History, Latin American History

After the opening of the Real Academia de San Carlos in 1785 and the Real Seminario de Minería in 1792, it became possible to consult mathematicians and technicians in these institutions about ... More


Prison Authority and the ‘Inmate Elites’

Vincent Shing Cheng

in Hypocrisy: The Tales and Realities of Drug Detainees in China

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9789888455683
eISBN:
9789888455645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888455683.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter examines former drug detainees’ experiences of everyday life in the prisons. I look specifically at the power relationship between the detention officers and the powerful inmates (whom I ... More


Conclusion

Ryan A. Quintana

in Making a Slave State: Political Development in Early South Carolina

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469642222
eISBN:
9781469641089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469642222.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This very brief concluding chapter both summarizes the preceding chapters, and argues that South Carolina’s reliance on the enslaved for their political development was prescient, as unfree labor ... More


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