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The Resource We are not slaves : state violence, coerced labor, and prisoners' rights in postwar America, Robert T. Chase

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

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We are not slaves : state violence, coerced labor, and prisoners' rights in postwar America
Title
We are not slaves
Title remainder
state violence, coerced labor, and prisoners' rights in postwar America
Statement of responsibility
Robert T. Chase
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 secretive, and the reformers' efforts had only made things worse--now it was up to the prisoners to fight for change. Drawing from three decades of legal documents compiled by prisoners, Robert T. Chase narrates the struggle to change prison from within. Told from the vantage point of the prisoners themselves, this book highlights untold but devastatingly important truths about the histories of labor, civil rights, and politics in the United States"--Publisher's description
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Cataloging source
N$T
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Chase, Robert T
Dewey number
365/.65
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HV9475.T4
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Justice, power, and politics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Prisoners
  • Prisoners
  • Convict labor
  • Prisoners
  • African American prisoners
  • Mexican American prisoners
  • Southern States
  • HISTORY
  • African American prisoners
  • Convict labor
  • Mexican American prisoners
  • Prisoners
  • Race relations
  • Southern States
  • Texas
Label
We are not slaves : state violence, coerced labor, and prisoners' rights in postwar America, Robert T. Chase
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
1128269970
Extent
1 online resource (525 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781469653594
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvs8xjz2
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1128269970
Label
We are not slaves : state violence, coerced labor, and prisoners' rights in postwar America, Robert T. Chase
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
1128269970
Extent
1 online resource (525 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781469653594
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvs8xjz2
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1128269970

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