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Chain Gangs

  • By: Douglas J. Dallier, Lindsey Bergeron & Courtney A. Waid
  • In: Encyclopedia of Race and Crime
  • Edited by: Helen Taylor Greene & Shaun L. Gabbidon
  • Subject:Race, Ethnicity & Crime, Ethnic Studies

This entry examines the history of chain gangs in the United States. The use of chain gangs in America is analyzed against a backdrop of changing social and economic conditions. The eventual disdain for and reemergence of this form of punishment ...

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