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No Mercy Here"Gender, Punishment, and the Making of Jim Crow Modernity"$
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Sarah Haley

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781469627595

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627595.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.1) Introduction
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No Mercy Here
Author(s):

Sarah Haley

Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627595.003.0007

The introduction begins with an appeal by Lula Walker for leniency on behalf of her niece who was a survivor of domestic violence, which exposes the role of racial patriarchy in structuring criminal punishment. The introduction provides an overview of the key themes, concepts, topics of analysis and chapters to follow.

Keywords:   Black Feminism, Black women, Carceral state, Jim Crow modernity, Convict labor

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