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Alfred H. Stone Collection
Volume: 65

14. George Herbert Clarke, “Shall the Chain-Gang Go?” ? (?): 302-307.

Defense of the convict labor system in Georgia. The article has six photographs of convicts on the chain gang. Black and white prisoners were segregated. Two photographs show guards with shotguns, one of which includes a bloodhound. The author asserts that the chief evils of the system are incidental rather than inherent, such as sentencing offenders to the chain gang for petty offenses and exploiting convict labor by leasing it to private parties.