Chained in Silence
By Talitha L. LeFlouria
In 1868, the state of Georgia began to make prisoners available for hire, forcing women as well as men to labor in camps and factories so that private investors could profit. In Chained in Silence: Black Women and Convict Labor in the New South, the author pieces together stories of the African American women who endured this repugnant system to the benefit of others.
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