Within the overdue 19th and early 20th centuries imprisoned black ladies confronted wrenching varieties of gendered racial terror and heinous buildings of monetary exploitation. Subjugated as convict workers and compelled to serve extra time as household workers before they have been allowed their freedom, black ladies confronted a pitiless process of violence, terror, and debasement. Drawing upon black feminist feedback and a various array of archival fabrics, Sarah Haley uncovers imprisoned women's brutalization in neighborhood, county, and nation convict hard work platforms, whereas additionally illuminating the prisoners' acts of resistance and sabotage, tough ideologies of racial capitalism and patriarchy and supplying replacement conceptions of social and political life.
A landmark historical past of black women's imprisonment within the South, this book recovers tales of the captivity and punishment of black girls to illustrate how the process of incarceration used to be the most important to organizing the logics of gender and race, and developing Jim Crow modernity.
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