Worse than Slavery: Parchman Farm and the Ordeal of Jim Crow Justice 
by David M. Oshinsky 

The brutal conditions and inhuman treatment of African-Americans in Southern prisons has been immortalized in blues songs and in such movies as Cool Hand Luke. Now, drawing on police and prison records and oral histories, David M. Oshinsky presents an account of Mississippi's notorious Parchman Farm; what it tells us about our past is well worth remembering in a nation deeply divided by race. Two 8-page photo inserts.

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Worse Than Slavery: Parchman Farm and the Ordeal..

  • Paperback: 320 pages Publisher: Free Press (April 22, 1997) Language: English ISBN-10: 0684830957 ISBN-13: 978-0684830957 Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.4 inches