For their work the men and women are to receive clothing, rations, shelter, medical care, and one-tenth of the plantation's crop. The contract also discusses rules of conduct, adding that the workers cannot leave the plantation or entertain other...
The register pages include spaces for physical descriptions, trial details, and prison experience (not all details are given for each convict). The men listed here were sentenced for the following crimes: James Dicks, grand larceny, two years;...
Tindell had been sentenced to 7 to 9 years for burglary, but he "escaped en route to Belle Ellen Prison." The poster includes images of Tindell; gives physical and biographical details about the prisoner; and offers a $50 reward for his return. See...
In this passage Leon Alexander, a coal miner and union organizer in Alabama, recalls living and working under Jim Crow laws and his early efforts to fight them. He discusses father's work in the United Mine Workers and the unsuccessful miners'...
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