Talk:Convict lease

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Copyright[edit]

Possibly copyright violation? CoolGuy 03:08, 22 June 2006 (UTC)

Going by the creator's user name (Pryles) I would say not. It is likely OR though. Eluchil404 05:31, 23 June 2006 (UTC)
I added some verifiable research although I left the original thesis in place. Is this sufficient to remove the flag or does the OR need to have additional sources cited? PSlave 16:49, 4 October 2006 (UTC)
I don't see from the references how this is OR. What the sources need to prove is the notability of the subject and they need to verify the content in the article. Also the article does provide citations. I am untagging it. MartinDK 18:15, 11 November 2006 (UTC)

This looks like original research, which technically shouldn't be included wholesale Isentropiclift 20:44, 25 November 2006 (UTC)IsentropicLift

"The following is an excerpt from "Legal Slavery: The Evolution of American Slavery from Emancipation to the Present," an unpublished thesis by Phoebe Ryles (University of Massachusetts Amherst)."

This should be removed along with the original research.

I grew up in mississippi and well remember my great grandfather share cropping in the yazoo mississippi area, this was not only blacks as this article seems to represent but poor whites as well, and this practice continues today though, called leasing on quarters. Now to address the wages of convict labor. I well remember my grandfather talking of working for a dime a day during late 20's and early 30's ( depression ), and saying how glad he was to earn it. What i am trying to convey to readers is : In 1865 legal black slavery ended with the civil war , but legal slavery for all races in the south began and continues to today , but today they call it minium wage.


Removed Thesis[edit]

The following is an excerpt from "Legal Slavery: The Evolution of American Slavery from Emancipation to the Present," an unpublished thesis by Phoebe Ryles (University of Massachusetts Amherst).

If this has been deleted, why is it copied here? We're not going to edit it. Deleted.--Parkwells (talk) 13:31, 18 October 2012 (UTC)

Sources[edit]

Douglas A. Blackmon's 2008 book, Slavery by Another Name won a Pulitzer Prize and was adapted by PBS for a 2012 documentary film by the same name, available for viewing online at PBS. Editors may want to use his book more extensively for this article. As there appears to be a reliance on Internet sources, editors should know much of his book is available on Googlebooks. --Parkwells (talk) 13:30, 18 October 2012 (UTC)

Deleted Zito as a source; he is a student in college; it was not published in a journal. His article was mostly about current issues in privatization of prisons, and cited articles on that topic, rather than historic sources. Other sources are better for the post-Civil War period.--Parkwells (talk) 13:40, 18 October 2012 (UTC)