No Mercy Here: Gender, Punishment, and the Making of Jim Crow Modernity

No Mercy Here: Gender, Punishment, and the Making of Jim Crow Modernity

by Sarah Haley

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ISBN-13: 9781469627595
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 04/29/2016
Series: Justice, Power, and Politics
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 360
Sales rank: 600,542
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

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Sarah Haley is assistant professor of gender studies and African American studies at the University of California, Los Angeles.

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No Mercy Here is the most important contribution to U.S. labor history to appear in the last fifteen years. With theoretical sophistication, breathtaking archival depth, and historical imagination, Sarah Haley tells a compelling story of how the criminal punishment system, through which the state policed and exploited black working-class women, laid the foundation of Jim Crow modernity. But this is also a story of resistance—to captivity, to capital, to the carceral state. Poets, bards, philosophers, saboteurs, these women acted on dreams of revenge, retaliation, and flight; laughed and loved in the face of terror; and built an architecture of opposition that confounded the state.--Robin D. G. Kelley, author of Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original

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