I Am a Fugitive from the Georgia Chain Gang! by Robert Elliott Burns - PDF and EPUB eBook

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For nearly a century after the Civil War, the State of Georgia treated its convicted felons harshly, first leasing them to...

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Exact title of the book
I Am a Fugitive from the Georgia Chain Gang!
Book author
Robert Elliott Burns
Book edition
Hardcover
Number of pages
145 pages
Published
August 28th 1994 by Beehive Pr
File size (in PDF)
580 kB
I Am a Fugitive from the Georgia Chain Gang!

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For nearly a century after the Civil War, the State of Georgia treated its convicted felons harshly, first leasing them to private companies and later working them on county roads. Working the convicts relentlessly under sometimes brutal conditions, the authorities abandoned reformation and exploited cheap labor. Brooklyn-born Burns returned from World War I a misfit veteran.

Reduced to desperation and robbery, he was arrested in 1922 and sentenced to six to ten years on the Georgia chain gang. After suffering torturous treatment and escaping, Burns wrote his story in 1931.