Dark Convicts

Dark Convicts uncovers a little known aspect of Australian colonial history, told from the unique vantage point of a descendant. (Series: UWAP Poetry) [Subject: Poetry]

Author: Judy Johnson

Publisher: Apollo Books

ISBN: 1742589189

Category: Poetry

Page: 138

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It is a little known fact that eleven African American convicts arrived in Australia on the First Fleet in 1788. Two of these ex-slaves were the author's ancestors. In extensively researched poems, award-winning writer Judy Johnson vividly portrays scenes from her black forebearers' lives, both before transportation and afterwards, in the fledgling colony of New South Wales. Dark Convicts uncovers a little known aspect of Australian colonial history, told from the unique vantage point of a descendant. (Series: UWAP Poetry) [Subject: Poetry]
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The Dark Side of New York Life and Its Criminal Classes

Every convict must work , either in the Workbouse itself or at the public building to
which he may be appointed . ... but all convicts , of whatever religious beliet ,
were forced to attend the services in the mornings as well THE DARK SIDE OF ...

Author: Gustav Lening

Publisher:

ISBN: COLUMBIA:AR01407805

Category: Crime

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Spirituality in Dark Places

For example, in the 1840s at the Sing Sing prison in New York State, inmates
were subjected to water torture. Jailers “released a solid stream of cold water
from a great height, literally beating prisoners withwater.”8 At the famous Auburn
prison ...

Author: D. Jeffreys

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137311788

Category: Philosophy

Page: 204

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Jeffreys explores the spiritual consequences and ethics of modern solitary confinement and emphasizes how solitary confinement damages our spiritual lives. He focuses particularly on how it destroys one's relationship to time and undermines our creativity, and proposes institutional changes in order to mitigate profound damage to prisoners.
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Our Convicts

In the dark cell she proceeded to stamp with her feet , beat the door with her
hands , and scream after the approved convict fashion , until startled almost out of
her life by a hoarse voice at her side . “ « Give it ' em . I have schreech'd myself ...

Author: Mary Carpenter

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044072051972

Category: Criminals

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A Dark and Bloody Ground

The authorities helped to set Hodge apart, permitting him greater freedom than
most of the other prisoners. He slept in what was called the White Building, at the
front of the prison complex with only a wire fence between it and the road, set up
 ...

Author: Darcy O'Brien

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781497658530

Category: True Crime

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An Edgar Award–winning author’s true crime account of a grisly string of killings in Kentucky—and the shocking spectacle of greed that followed. Kentucky never deserved its Indian appellation “A Dark and Bloody Ground” more than when a small-town physician, seventy-seven-year-old Roscoe Acker, called in an emergency on a sweltering evening in August 1985. Acker’s own life hung in the balance, but it was already too late for his college-age daughter, Tammy, savagely stabbed eleven times and pinned by a kitchen knife to her bedroom floor. Three men had breached Dr. Acker’s alarm and security systems and made off with the fortune he had stashed away over his lifetime. The killers—part of a three-man, two-woman gang of the sort not seen since the Barkers—stopped counting the moldy bills when they reached $1.9 million. The cash came in handy soon after when they were caught and needed to lure Kentucky’s most flamboyant lawyer, the celebrated and corrupt Lester Burns, into representing them. Full of colorful characters and desperate deeds, A Dark and Bloody Ground is a “first-rate” true crime chronicle from the author of Murder in Little Egypt (Kirkus Reviews). “An arresting look into the troubled psyches of these criminals and into the depressed Kentucky economy that became fertile territory for narcotics dealers, theft rings and bootleggers.” —Publishers Weekly “The smell of wet, coal-laden earth, white lightning, and cocaine-driven sweat arises from these marvelously atmospheric—and compelling—pages.” —Kirkus Reviews “A fascinating portrait of the mountain way of life and thought that forged the lives of these criminals.” —Library Journal
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Dark Soul of the South

9 it did not take long for franklin to figure our where he stood among the black
prison population, who openly showed contempt for the white supremacist. As
soon as he arrived in the prison, he made it known to other white prisoners he
wanted ...

Author: Mel Ayton

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 9781597975438

Category: Social Science

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Believing himself to be on a "God-given mission," Joseph Paul Franklin was the only racially motivated serial killer ever pursued by the Justice Department. Mel Ayton examines his murderous life, from his poverty-stricken youth in a backward Alabama suburb to his indoctrination by militant Nazis and southern racists to his eventual capture by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Ayton's exhaustive report uncovers the truth behind Franklin's three-year undertaking to murder Jews and African Americans. White supremacist Franklin was, by his own admission, an outlaw, a racist, and weird. As a neo-Nazi and Ku Klux Klansman, he violently enforced his views by embarking on a "lone hunter" mission to kill. He saw African Americans and Jews as subhuman and knew no moral obstacle to racial violence, invoking the Bible to support his criminal acts. As Franklin's 1977–80 killing spree was contemporaneous with other racially charged incidents that other Klansmen and neo-Nazis wrought throughout the United States, his story also exposes how hate organizations have made killers out of disaffected and bitter young men. In this first full-length book about Franklin, Ayton reveals a shocking and unsavory side of American society.
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War in South Africa and the Dark Continent from Savagery to Civilization

Previous to this Cape Colony had been convulsed by what was known as the “
Convict Agitation ” and which led to the ... After the British Government had
discontinued sending convicts to New South Wales and Van Diemen ' s Land , it
was ...

Author: William Harding

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105119362114

Category: Boer War

Page: 554

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Dark Vanishings

In The Road to Botany Bay Paul Carter declares that Australian aboriginals and
convicts “enter white history in much the same role ... fused into the figure of
unreason” (320).1 The convicts viewed the aboriginals as beneath them, mere
beasts ...

Author: Patrick Brantlinger

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801468674

Category: Literary Criticism

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Patrick Brantlinger here examines the commonly held nineteenth-century view that all "primitive" or "savage" races around the world were doomed sooner or later to extinction. Warlike propensities and presumed cannibalism were regarded as simultaneously noble and suicidal, accelerants of the downfall of other races after contact with white civilization. Brantlinger finds at the heart of this belief the stereotype of the self-exterminating savage, or the view that "savagery" is a sufficient explanation for the ultimate disappearance of "savages" from the grand theater of world history. Humanitarians, according to Brantlinger, saw the problem in the same terms of inevitability (or doom) as did scientists such as Charles Darwin and Thomas Henry Huxley as well as propagandists for empire such as Charles Wentworth Dilke and James Anthony Froude. Brantlinger analyzes the Irish Famine in the context of ideas and theories about primitive races in North America, Australia, New Zealand, and elsewhere. He shows that by the end of the nineteenth century, especially through the influence of the eugenics movement, extinction discourse was ironically applied to "the great white race" in various apocalyptic formulations. With the rise of fascism and Nazism, and with the gradual renewal of aboriginal populations in some parts of the world, by the 1930s the stereotypic idea of "fatal impact" began to unravel, as did also various more general forms of race-based thinking and of social Darwinism.
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Report of the Penitentiary Committee of the House of Representatives of the Thirtieth Legislative Assembly

Report of Punishments , New Mexico Penitentiary , from December 1 , 1890 , to
December 1 , 1891 . No . of Convict . Name . Offense . Punishment . ... Destroying
convicts ' clothing . ... Dark cell 14 hours on bread and water . Red cell 21 hours .

Author: New Mexico. Legislative Assembly. House of Representatives. Penitentiary Committee

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044097474688

Category: Prisoners

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Documents of the Senate of the State of New York

Q. How long have you known a convict to wear that cap ? A. Two or three days .
Q. How long have you known a convict to be in the dark cell ? A. I can't say
without looking at my books ; I think four days . Q. Is it the duty of the physician to
visit a ...

Author: New York (State). Legislature. Senate

Publisher:

ISBN: CHI:74662949

Category: Government publications

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The Dark Side

Several prisoners reported that Tabert's skin “was all off his back in one chunk
from his shoulders to his knees .” The company doctor examined him and gave
him quinine for pernicious malaria . Tabert died a little after eight o'clock that
night .

Author: Young Park

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1475961723

Category: History

Page: 620

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The history of the United States is the history of people who migrated to America from all parts of the world. As a result American society is composed of many unique cultures and races. Unfortunately, the uniqueness of these cultures is one of the underlying causes of tension and conflict in America, resulting in racism, religious intolerance, and class warfare. In spite of this, the multi-racial nature of American society is an integral part of Americas strength as a nation. Thousands of immigrants from unique cultures who speak totally different languages came to find a better life in America. But they were never accepted by the dominate white Christians. The immigrants had to fight for the right to be in America. Racism, race riots, and genocide are integral parts of the lives of immigrants. The racial complexion of America is changing in the twenty-first century. In a short time the non-white population will be the majority. Social, economic, and political changes are already taking place. Unfortunately, the dominate power holders and white middle classes have not adjusted to these changes. The unique system of government and economics developed over the years has reached a point that many believe will end the American Empire. There is a certain bias in this presentation and criticism is aimed at the extreme beliefs and actions of a large segment of Americans, particularly white Christians. They have been the dominant political, social, and economic forces in the country. Any assessment of the American system becomes a criticism of that segment of Americans. Their beliefs and actions represent the Dark Side of America.
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Long Dark Road

The first prisoner was a tall, middle-aged black man standing immediately inside
the fence. ... One of the convicts bent all the way down as if he were about to
touch his toes and then slowly raised himself up to a three-quarters position, ...

Author: Ricardo C. Ainslie

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292784420

Category: History

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On a long dark road in deep East Texas, James Byrd Jr. was dragged to his death behind a pickup truck one summer night in 1998. The brutal modern-day lynching stunned people across America and left everyone at a loss to explain how such a heinous crime could possibly happen in our more racially enlightened times. Many eventually found an answer in the fact that two of the three men convicted of the murder had ties to the white supremacist Confederate Knights of America. In the ex-convict ringleader, Bill King, whose body was covered in racist and satanic tattoos, people saw the ultimate monster, someone so inhuman that his crime could be easily explained as the act of a racist psychopath. Few, if any, asked or cared what long dark road of life experiences had turned Bill King into someone capable of committing such a crime. In this gripping account of the murder and its aftermath, Ricardo Ainslie builds an unprecedented psychological profile of Bill King that provides the fullest possible explanation of how a man who was not raised in a racist family, who had African American friends in childhood, could end up on death row for viciously killing a black man. Ainslie draws on exclusive in-prison interviews with King, as well as with Shawn Berry (another of the perpetrators), King's father, Jasper residents, and law enforcement and judicial officials, to lay bare the psychological and social forces—as well as mere chance—that converged in a murder on that June night. Ainslie delves into the whole of King's life to discover how his unstable family relationships and emotional vulnerability made him especially susceptible to the white supremacist ideology he adopted while in jail for lesser crimes. With its depth of insight, Long Dark Road not only answers the question of why such a racially motivated murder happened in our time, but it also offers a frightening, cautionary tale of the urgent need to intervene in troubled young lives and to reform our violent, racist-breeding prisons. As Ainslie chillingly concludes, far from being an inhuman monster whom we can simply dismiss, "Bill King may be more like the rest of us than we care to believe."
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The History of the Convict Hulk Success and Success Prisoners

The corner cells on either side of the deck below , are the dreaded 6 Black Holes
, ” in which prisoners , who had been guilty ... plate that was placed over the bars
above the door , in order to make the hole as dark and oppressive as possible .

Author: Joseph C. Harvie

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044050790690

Category: Australia

Page: 75

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Scribners Monthly

and his opinions were held sacred ; and mass of striped uniformed , black and
white he died peacefully at Huntsville ... The Penitentiary , where nearly a
thousand men are worked from dawn to dark , convicts are registered , more than
half of ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: IND:32000000681868

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The Century

and his opinions were held sacred ; and mass of striped uniformed , black and
white he died peacefully at Huntsville ... The Penitentiary , where nearly a
thousand are worked from dawn to dark , convicts are registered , more than half
of as a ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000020213237

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The Century

and his opinions were held sacred ; and mass of striped uniformed , black and
white he died peacefully at Huntsville ... The Penitentiary , where nearly a
thousand men are worked from dawn to dark , convicts are registered , more than
half of ...

Author: Josiah Gilbert Holland

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015023171377

Category: American literature

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Report of the Commissioners

Would it not be a benefit to the prisoners , if they were willing Capt . W . T . to do
work , that they ... Do you put in a return of the number of convicts 28 Fe confined
in dark cells in Millbank prison during the last three years ?Yes . The witness ...

Author: Great Britain. Royal Commission on the working of the Penal Servitude Acts

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951002487913D

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Reports from Commissioners

Would it not be a benefit to the prisoners , if they were willing Capt . W. T. to do
work , that they ... Do you put in a return of the number of convicts confined in
dark cells in Millbank prison during the last three years ?Yes . The witness
delivered ...

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:555101480

Category:

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The Dark Blue

Another most important point in the remedial treatment of prisoners is to keep
them absolutely separate . In this our present mode of action is very strange . Our
convicts are first subjected to solitary confinement for nine months and then are ...

Author:

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ISBN: UCAL:B2983768

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The Debate on Black Civil Rights in America

In the 1880s the leasing of convict labour , especially in mining , became
widespread throughout the South . ... 31 Such works on the day - to - day
existence of black convicts reflected a broader development in African American
historiography ...

Author: Kevern Verney

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719067618

Category: History

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Once a neglected area, African American history is now the subject of extensive scholarly research. The Debate on Black Civil Rights in America is the first full-length study to examine the changing academic debate on developments in African American history from the 1890s to the present. It provides a critical historiographical review of the very latest thinking and explains how and why research and discourse have evolved in the ways that they have.Individual chapters focus on particular periods in African American history from the spread of racial segregation in the 1890s through to the postwar Civil Rights Movement and the Black Power Movement of the sixties and seventies. The concluding chapters address the modern day black experience and the images of African Americans in popular culture.Appraising both the existing scholarship and the changing philosophy of the historical profession, this work will be invaluable to scholars, students and general readers alike.
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