``WORSE THAN SLAVERY'': Parchman Farm and the Ordeal of Jim Crow Justice An absorbing tale of a Southern prison whose name is synonymous with brutality. Historian Oshinsky (A Conspiracy So Immense, 1983) draws on materials ranging from court records and blues lyrics of black women prisoners to the novels of William Faulkner for this thoroughgoing history of Parchman Farm, Miss., a 20,000-acre plantation notorious even among the most hardened criminals for its inhumane
LibraryThing Review An immensely informative read - as riveting as it is sobering. I should note that Oshinsky covers a significant amount of time before Parchman's establishment. He begins before the Civil War, then
Review: Worse Than Slavery Mostly speechless but always good to really know all perspectives of history. Most common word uttered while reading was "wow."
Review: Worse Than Slavery You will think this book is fiction. IT IS NOT.
Review: Worse Than Slavery Wonderfully written and even more haunting. People really suck.
Review: Worse Than Slavery How fucked up do you think the South is? Every time I read a book like this, I realize that, despite having lived there, I don't have any idea.
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David M. Oshinsky George Littlefield Professor of History University of Texas at Austin March 11, 2005
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