chain gang


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a gang of convicts chained together

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Deirdra Swain, a boyish-looking car thief who has just celebrated her 20th birthday on the chain gang - just as she had her 19th - trips over and falls into a cactus bush.
Hence, he seeks out the historically muted voices of those entombed within terrorizing spaces such as the chain gang rolling cage and the modern solitary confinement cell, engaging the writings of Toni Morrison and Chester Himes as well as a broad range of archival materials, including landmark court cases, prison songs, and testimonies, reaching back to the birth of modern plantations of enslavement such as Louisiana's "Angola" penitentiary.
The chain gang was born but later classed as a inhumane by the penal reform movement.
The chain gang is not just a holding place for the dogs.
My argument analyzes the movie's marketing of the chain gang as a signifier of Southern depravity, then explores how the chain gang as a depraved mode of production responded to market forces including the growing value of human rights, and finally examines how representations of the chain gang as a form of Southern depravity continue to resonate in popular culture even after its abolition.
Tommy is celebrating 20 years of the Chain Gang on the road - but the new dancers join the troupe every year.
This retrospective, spanning the years from 1951 to 1964, collects together his classic recordings including Chain Gang, Only Sixteen, (What A) Wonderful World and Meet Me At Mary's Place, recently covered by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.
A chain gang with a difference enjoyed a charity meal in the opulent surrounds of the Lumley Castle Hotel in Chester-le-Street yesterday afternoon.
The pin-stripe chain gang grabbed shovels and picks when they visited a school to transform the gardens.
Conner's silent film, accompanied by Patrick Gleeson's sound track, follows the plodding progress of filmmaking (moving equipment; tete-a-tetes between the director and crew) and features occasional appearances by star Paul Newman, greased up for his role as a convict on a Southern chain gang.
After too many doses of Starsailor, one needs truth, and Chain Gang of Love is as close as anyone has dared to get to the truth during the past year.
Beginning with the pioneering exposes of Frank Tannenbaum, Robert Burns and John Spivak, Georgia's convict chain gang has, like its predecessor the convict lease system, been condemned as a harsh, barbaric and brutal form of oppression, with little thought given to rehabilitation.
IT WAS a case of all hands to the pump for emergency services called to remove a chain gang of South Wales petrol protesters.
for the crime of "sitting with a white man on a public bus" and was sentenced to 22 days on a chain gang.
And when the forced labor of slavery ended, it was replaced by the servitude of sharecropping and the bondage of the chain gang.