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No Mercy Here – "Gender, Punishment, and the Making of Jim Crow Modernity" - North Carolina Scholarship Online
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No Mercy Here: "Gender, Punishment, and the Making of Jim Crow Modernity"

Sarah Haley


No Mercy Here: Gender, Punishment, and the Making of Jim Crow Modernity provides an analysis of the role of gender ideology in the development of southern punishment after the Civil War, arguing that the carceral state circulated and entrenched ideas about gender that were critical to the making of Jim Crow. This book reveals how the criminal legal system crafted, reinforced, and required black female deviance as part of the broader constitution of Jim Crow modernity premised upon the devaluation of black life broadly. A study of imprisoned black women’s historical lives, experiences of violen ... More

Keywords: Carceral state, Gender, black women, prisons, Jim Crow modernity, Georgia, Gendered racial terror, Convict labor, Resistance, Black feminism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781469627595
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627595.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sarah Haley, author