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The Resource Chained in silence : Black women and convict labor in the new South, Talitha L. LeFlouria

Chained in silence : Black women and convict labor in the new South, Talitha L. LeFlouria

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Chained in silence : Black women and convict labor in the new South
Title
Chained in silence
Title remainder
Black women and convict labor in the new South
Statement of responsibility
Talitha L. LeFlouria
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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, who were forced to labor in camps and factories to make profits for private investors. In this vivid work of history, Talitha L. LeFlouria draws from a rich array of primary sources to piece together the stories of these women, recounting what they endured in Georgia's prison system and what their labor accomplished. LeFlouria argues that African American women's presence within the convict lease and chain-gang systems of Georgia helped to modernize the South by creating a new and dynamic set of skills for black women. At the same time, female inmates struggled to resist physical and sexual exploitation and to preserve their human dignity within a hostile climate of terror. This revealing history redefines the social context of black women's lives and labor in the New South and allows their stories to be told for the first time"--Provided by publisher
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LeFlouria, Talitha L
Dewey number
331.4086/92709758
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV8929.G42
LC item number
L44 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Justice, power, and politics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Convict labor
  • Convict labor
  • African American women
  • African American prisoners
  • Women prisoners
  • Prisons and race relations
  • Georgia
  • Georgia
  • Georgia
  • Georgia
  • Gefängnis
  • African American prisoners
  • African American women
  • Convict labor
  • Economic history
  • Prisons and race relations
  • Race relations
  • Women prisoners
  • Georgia
  • Schwarze
  • Frauenarbeit
  • Georgia
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Chained in silence : Black women and convict labor in the new South, Talitha L. LeFlouria
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"Portions of the text were previously published as 'The Hand That Rocks the Cradle Cuts Cordwood : Exploring Black Women's Lives and Labor in Georgia's Convict Camps, 1865-1917,' Labor : Studies in Working-Class History of the Americas 8, no. 3 (Fall 2011)"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-237) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Between sound and silence -- Introduction: "Only woman blacksmith in America is a convict" -- The gendered anatomy of "Negro crime" -- Black women and convict leasing in the "Empire State" of the new South -- "The hand that rocks the cradle cuts cordwood" : prison camps for women -- Sustaining the "weak and feeble" : women workers and the Georgia State Prison Farm -- "Broken, ruined, and wrecked" : women on the chain gang -- Epilogue: The sound of broken silence
Control code
892879434
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 257 pages
Isbn
9781469630007
Lccn
2014034896
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40024839821
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)892879434
Label
Chained in silence : Black women and convict labor in the new South, Talitha L. LeFlouria
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Portions of the text were previously published as 'The Hand That Rocks the Cradle Cuts Cordwood : Exploring Black Women's Lives and Labor in Georgia's Convict Camps, 1865-1917,' Labor : Studies in Working-Class History of the Americas 8, no. 3 (Fall 2011)"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-237) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Between sound and silence -- Introduction: "Only woman blacksmith in America is a convict" -- The gendered anatomy of "Negro crime" -- Black women and convict leasing in the "Empire State" of the new South -- "The hand that rocks the cradle cuts cordwood" : prison camps for women -- Sustaining the "weak and feeble" : women workers and the Georgia State Prison Farm -- "Broken, ruined, and wrecked" : women on the chain gang -- Epilogue: The sound of broken silence
Control code
892879434
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 257 pages
Isbn
9781469630007
Lccn
2014034896
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40024839821
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)892879434

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