"Worse than slavery" : Parchman Farm and the ordeal of Jim Crow justice (Book, 1997) [WorldCat.org]
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"Worse than slavery" : Parchman Farm and the ordeal of Jim Crow justice

Author: David M Oshinsky
Publisher: New York : Free Press Paperbacks published by Simon & Schuster, 1997. ©1996
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Free Press paperbacks editionView all editions and formats
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"Immortalized in blues songs and movies like Cool Hand Luke and The Defiant Ones, Mississippi's infamous Parchman State Penitentiary was, in the pre-civil rights south, synonymous with cruelty. Now, noted historian David Oshinsky gives us the true story of the notorious prison, drawing on police records, prison documents, folklore, blues songs, and oral history, from the days of cotton-field chain gangs to the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fallstudiensammlung
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David M Oshinsky
ISBN: 0684830957 9780684830957
OCLC Number: 36812900
Awards: "Winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Award"--Cover.
Description: xiv, 306 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Prologue --
Part One: After slavery, before Parchman --
Emancipation --
The Mississippi plan --
American Siberia --
The white chief --
Part Two: 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 --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: David M. Oshinsky.

Abstract:

"Immortalized in blues songs and movies like Cool Hand Luke and The Defiant Ones, Mississippi's infamous Parchman State Penitentiary was, in the pre-civil rights south, synonymous with cruelty. Now, noted historian David Oshinsky gives us the true story of the notorious prison, drawing on police records, prison documents, folklore, blues songs, and oral history, from the days of cotton-field chain gangs to the 1960s, when Parchman was used to break the wills of civil rights workers who journeyed south on Freedom Rides. Worse Than Slavery is a sensitively told tale of suffering, brutality, and inhumanity."--Page 4 of cover.

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