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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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Engendering the Chain Gang Economy and the Domestic Carceral Sphere

Engendering the Chain Gang Economy and the Domestic Carceral Sphere

(p.156) Chapter Four Engendering the Chain Gang Economy and the Domestic Carceral Sphere
No Mercy Here

Sarah Haley

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter examines the transition from convict leasing to chain gangs, providing an analysis of how white female protection was a condition of possibility for the establishment of chain gangs in Georgia. Focusing on the domestic carceral sphere, this chapter also examines the institution of parole, offering a detailed account of paroled black women’s forced work as domestic laborers for white families. In addition to legislative and cultural transition and domestic carcerality, this chapter also examines imprisoned black women’s widespread prosecution for acts of self defense against intimate and sexual violence.

Keywords:   Domestic carceral sphere, Parole, Chain gang, Gender violence, Self defense

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