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On the chain gang

John L. Spivak

On the chain gang

by John L. Spivak

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Published by International Pamphlets in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby John L. Spivak.
SeriesInternational pamphlets -- no.32
ContributionsLabor Research Association (United States)
The Physical Object
Pagination15p. :
Number of Pages15
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19001781M

For over 30 years, African-American prisoners (and some white prisoners) in the chain gangs were worked at gunpoint under whips and chains in a public spectacle of chattel slavery and torture. Eventually, the brutality and violence associated with chain gang labor in the United States gained worldwide attention. The chain gang was abolished in. The Chain Gang is a collection of books written by English illustrator and author Robin Lawrie and his wife Christine Lawrie. The series follows the adventures of a group of young mountain bikers. [1].

The Chain Gang's message needs to be heard by as many Americans as read newspapers. Already Gannett's monopoly tactics have impoverished communities across the country. McCord is one man fighting back, coolly, rationally, creatively, and stubbornly. Mosley offers chain-breaking ideas" Los Angeles Times Book Review "[A] thoroughly potent dismantling of Yanqui capitalism, the media, and the entertainment business, and at the same time a celebration of rebellion, truth as a tool for emancipation, and much else besides".

More than a straight David-and-Goliath tale of nobility over force, this book blends detective story, drama, and strong research to create a riveting newspaper yarn and an unrelenting indictment of the seemingly boundless Gannett newspaper empire. Recalling his personal efforts in saving his own Santa Fe Reporter and his colleague's Green Bay News-Chronicle from extinction by the monopolizing. I Am a Fugitive from a Georgia Chain Gang! was a sensational best-selling book by Robert Elliott Burns. Published in , it recounts the dramatic story of the author's imprisonment in Georgia and his two successful escapes, eight years apart, with seven years of freedom, business success, and emotional intrigue in between.


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T Robert E. Burns was a shell-shocked and penniless veteran who found himself at the mercy of Georgia’s barbaric penal system when he fell in /5(32). Book to Screen In the News Video Interviews Fully Booked Podcast. Kirkus Prize. Winners & Finalists.

This book is also not a story on prison chain gangs. Although I am currently also reading prison stories, this book is something completely different: the story concerns the anti-competitive behavior of the newspaper/media chain called Gannett/5(2). A chain gang is a group of prisoners chained together to perform menial or physically challenging work as a form of punishment.

Such punishment might include repairing buildings, building roads, or clearing land. This system existed primarily in the Southern United States, and by had largely been phased out nationwide, with Georgia among the last states to abandon the practice.

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() written by Robert Elliott Burns and published by Vanguard Press. The book recounts Burns' service on a chain gang while imprisoned in Georgia in the s, his subsequent escape and the furor that developed.

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