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Author Haley, Sarah, author
Title No mercy here : gender, punishment, and the making of Jim Crow modernity / Sarah Haley
Imprint Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2016]
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  HV9471 .H25 2016    AVAILABLE    30610020528709
Descript xv, 337 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Justice, power, and politics
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-318) and index
"In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries imprisoned black women faced wrenching forms of gendered racial terror and heinous structures of economic exploitation. Exposed to violence and rape, subjugated on chain gangs and 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"-- Provided by publisher
Subject Women prisoners -- United States -- Social conditions
African American prisoners -- United States -- Social conditions
Women prisoners -- United States -- History
African American prisoners -- United States -- History
Sex discrimination in criminal justice administration -- United States
Women prisoners -- Abuse of -- United States
African American women -- Abuse of -- United States
Race discrimination -- United States
Sex discrimination against women -- United States
Prison sentences -- United States -- History
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