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Black Women and Convict Leasing in the “Empire State” of the New South

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/9781469622477.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter underscores the centrality of prison labor in fulfilling the postbellum vision of modernization and industrial prosperity. According to Henry Woodfin Grady, a prominent Georgian and ... More


The Hand That Rocks the Cradle Cuts Cordwood: Prison Camps for Women

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/9781469622477.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter charts the transition of women prisoners from sexually integrated railroad camps, brickyards, and mines into feminine carceral spaces, narrating the life-world of female captives ... More


Excavating the Sedimentations of Slavery: The Unfinished Project of American Abolition

Brady Heiner

in Death and Other Penalties: Philosophy in a Time of Mass Incarceration

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823265299
eISBN:
9780823266685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265299.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter traces the desk in the author's office at California State University back to its production in California's Prison Industry Authority—a carceral manufacturing system that, at a rate of ... More


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

Talitha L. LeFlouria

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622477
eISBN:
9781469623283
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622477.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

In 1868, the state of Georgia began to make its rapidly growing population of prisoners available for hire. The resulting convict leasing system ensnared not only men but also African-American women, ... More


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