No Mercy Here: Gender, Punishment, and the Making of Jim Crow Modernity.

TitleNo Mercy Here: Gender, Punishment, and the Making of Jim Crow Modernity.
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsHaley, Sarah
Number of Pages337
PublisherThe University of North Carolina Press
CityChapel Hill, US
Abstract

"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]

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