The North Carolina Chain Gang: A Study of County Convict Road Work.
The North Carolina Chain Gang describes, in part, the life of chain gangs on the road, portable prison camps, and methods of organization and discipline. Chapter IX —“Case Histories of Typical Negro Convicts”— is specifically devoted to narrating the crimes committed by African-Americans and gives a sociological profile of individual criminals; their family history, physical and mental status, and a synopsis to describe how they came to work on the North Carolina chain gangs.
Description: The North Carolina Chain Gang: A Study of County Convict Road Work.
Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1927. [viii], 194pp. First Edition. Frontispiece + four plates. Small 8vo., publisher’s cloth binding; without dust jacket. Front board with small puncture holes and small flaws (see our image scans) and the first seven pages half light shallow impression marks from same, else very good.