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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
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."
  • Noted historian David M. Oshinsky draws on prison records, pardon files, folklore, oral history, and the blues to offer an unforgettable portrait of Parchman and Jim Crow justice - from the horrors of convict leasing in the late nineteenth century to the struggle for black equality in the 1960s, when Parchman was used to break the spirit of civil rights workers who journeyed south on the Freedom Rides. In Mississippi, the criminal justice system often proved that there could be something worse than slavery. The "old" Parchman is gone, a casualty of federal court orders in the 1970s. What it tells us about our past is well worth remembering in a nation deeply divided by race
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
LC call number
HV9475.M72
LC item number
M576 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mississippi State Penitentiary
  • State Penitentiary, Parchman, Mississippi
  • Mississippi State Penitentiary
  • Mississippi State Penitentiary
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Prisoners
  • Justice pénale
  • Prisonniers
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Prisoners
  • Mississippi
  • Fallstudiensammlung
  • Gefängnis
  • Geschichte
  • Mississippi
Label
Worse than slavery : Parchman Farm and the ordeal of Jim Crow justice, David M. Oshinsky
Link
http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=931
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 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
ocm34029761
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 306 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780684830957
Lccn
95052880
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o34029761
  • (OCoLC)34029761
Label
Worse than slavery : Parchman Farm and the ordeal of Jim Crow justice, David M. Oshinsky
Link
http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=931
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 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
ocm34029761
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 306 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780684830957
Lccn
95052880
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o34029761
  • (OCoLC)34029761

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