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

Label
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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Author
Subject
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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Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
331.4086/92709758
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HV8929.G42
LC item number
L44 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Justice, power, and politics
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
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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
ocn913829028
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781469623283
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt14r8wcq
Quality assurance targets
unknown
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b36177520
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)913829028
  • acaebk1469623285

Library Locations

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      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
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