Worse than Slavery: Parchman Farm and the Ordeal of Jim Crow Justice
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- Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
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- Dimensions (in):8.4 x 5.6 x 0.8
- Publication Date:April 22, 1997
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The brutal conditions and inhuman treatment of African-Americans in Southern prisons has been immortalized in blues songs and in such movies as Cool Hand Luke. Now, drawing on police and prison records and oral histories, David M. Oshinsky presents an account of Mississippi's notorious Parchman Farm; what it tells us about our past is well worth remembering in a nation deeply divided by race. Two 8-page photo inserts.
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