The New South and the New Slavery

Convict Labor in Georgia

I am a fugitive from a Georgia chain gang

Creator:
Date:
1932
URL at Partner site:
https://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/sites/default/files/styles/article-gallery-lowres/public/m-6266.jpg
DLG URL:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/nge_ngen_m-6266
Subject:
Books, Autobiography, Chains, Fugitives from justice--Georgia, Chain gangs--Georgia, Crime and criminals--Georgia, Convict labor--Georgia, and Burns, Robert Elliott. I am a fugitive from a Georgia chain gang
Spatial coverage:
United States, Georgia, 32.75042, -83.50018
Medium:
covers (gathered matter components)
Description:
Image of the cover of the Robert Elliott Burns memoir I Am a Fugitive from a Georgia Chain Gang (1932). The book details Burns' two escapes from the Georgia chain gang. The book describes the brutality and harsh conditions of the Georgia prison system during the 1920s. This book cover is from the 1997 reprint by the University of Georgia Press.
Holding Institution:
New Georgia Encyclopedia
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