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No Mercy Here : Gender, Punishment, and the Making of Jim Crow Modernity (Hardcover) (Sarah Haley)

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In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries imprisoned black women faced wrenching forms of gendered racial terror and heinous structures of economic exploitation. Subjugated as convict laborers and forced to serve additional time as domestic workers before they were allowed their freedom, black women faced a pitiless system of violence, terror, and debasement. Drawing upon black feminist criticism and a diverse array of archival materials, Sarah Haley uncovers imprisoned women's brutalization in local, county, and state convict labor systems, while also illuminating the prisoners' acts of resistance and sabotage, challenging ideologies of racial capitalism and patriarchy and offering alternative conceptions of social and political life.

A landmark history of black women's imprisonment in the South, this bookrecovers stories of the captivity and punishment of black women to demonstrate how the system of incarceration was crucial to organizing the logics of gender and race, and constructing Jim Crow modernity.
Number of Pages: 337
Genre: Social Science, History
Sub-Genre: Ethnic Studies / African-American Studies, USA / State + Local / South, Women's Studies
Series Title: Justice, Power, and Politics
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Pr
Author: Sarah Haley
Language: English
Street Date: April 29, 2016
TCIN: 50646156
UPC: 9781469627595
Item Number (DPCI): 248-09-5922
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