(Warning – disturbing image.) Georgia Labor Camp 1932

Posted on March 15, 2011

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Tied around a pickax

In 1932, Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World is published for the first time. Adolph Hitler gets his German citizenship.  The Law Lords in London–in respect of a mouse in a ginger beer–launch the new tort of negligence.  The Lindberg baby is kidnapped, and Johnny Wiessmuller lip-sincs a holler in “Tarzan the Ape Man.”

Meanwhile, an unknown, unnamed prisoner in a Georgia labor camp is being punished in the yard…

Image from Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II by Douglas A Blackmon (2009.  Anchor Books. NY)

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