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The Resource Worse than slavery : Parchman Farm and the ordeal of Jim Crow justice, David M. Oshinsky

Worse than slavery : Parchman Farm and the ordeal of Jim Crow justice, David M. Oshinsky

Label
Worse than slavery : Parchman Farm and the ordeal of Jim Crow justice
Title
Worse than slavery
Title remainder
Parchman Farm and the ordeal of Jim Crow justice
Statement of responsibility
David M. Oshinsky
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Worse Than Slavery" is an epic history of race and punishment in the deepest South from emancipation to the civil rights era - and beyond. Southern prisons have been immortalized in convict work songs, in the blues, and in movies such as Cool Hand Luke and The Defiant Ones. Mississippi's Parchman Penitentiary was the grandfather of them all, an immense, isolated plantation with shotguns, whips, and bloodhounds, where inmates worked the cotton fields in striped clothing from dawn to dusk. William Faulkner described Parchman as "destination doom." Its convicts included bluesmen like "Son" House and "Bukka" White, who featured the prison in the legendary "Midnight Special" and "Parchman Farm Blues."
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Oshinsky, David M.
Dewey number
365/.9762
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mississippi State Penitentiary
  • Mississippi State Penitentiary
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Prisoners
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Prisoners
  • Mississippi
Label
Worse than slavery : Parchman Farm and the ordeal of Jim Crow justice, David M. Oshinsky
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-298) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
After slavery, before Parchman. -- Emancipation -- The Mississippi plan -- American Siberia -- The white chief -- The Parchman era. -- The birth and birthplace -- Parchman Farm -- The other Parchman : white men, black women -- Going home -- Executioner's song -- A farm with slaves
Control code
1475971
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 306 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780684830957
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
95052880
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780684830957
  • (OCoLC)34029761
Label
Worse than slavery : Parchman Farm and the ordeal of Jim Crow justice, David M. Oshinsky
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-298) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
After slavery, before Parchman. -- Emancipation -- The Mississippi plan -- American Siberia -- The white chief -- The Parchman era. -- The birth and birthplace -- Parchman Farm -- The other Parchman : white men, black women -- Going home -- Executioner's song -- A farm with slaves
Control code
1475971
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 306 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780684830957
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
95052880
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780684830957
  • (OCoLC)34029761

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