In his book, Worse Than Slavery, Oshinsky documents the rise and fall of the Southern penal farm.
His weaving of statistics into the narrative is the most vital quality of this book, because it adds a sense of overwhelming factual support for his story.
If you want a glimpse into our awful history of slavery in the US, this book will shock and amaze you.
What happened after the Civil War is most important. Here is the grueling, terrible story involving its black survivors and their descendants.Published 2 months ago by Stewart Cohen
David Oshinsky's treatment of the subject is very scholarly and even-handed; he leaves it to the reader to pass judgment on the deplorable practices described herein.Published 2 months ago by John Hart Bandas
A sad commentary on white America in those years following emancipation. It is troubling to realize that humans can actually treat others this way. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Albert L. Townley
This story, again, should be required reading in high school. Very informative and yet difficult to understand that we can treat people like this in the U.S.Published 5 months ago by Sita Milchev
Outstanding books, they give good details on history eevnts in this country. Also, they show how mean spirited American people were. Read morePublished 6 months ago by TRACY L. DAWKINS
Before reading this book I thought to myself what in the world could of been worse than slavery well the answer to that question is in this book.Published 7 months ago by AlanWarner
This book is very interesting showing lives of men held at Parchman Farm and the things they had to endure while their.Published 7 months ago by Bertha Powe
Five Star rating stands for "I Love It" in the Amazon Review System, but there is nothing to love about what is recounted on the
pages of this book. Read more
The writing of the book , as bad as it seems, is really prison history that will never be like that again in Ms or any other State. Read morePublished 10 months ago by carmel e johnson