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I am a fugitive from a Georgia chain gang!

Robert Elliott Burns

I am a fugitive from a Georgia chain gang!

by Robert Elliott Burns

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Published by Beehive Press in Savannah .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Georgia,
  • Georgia.
    • Subjects:
    • Burns, Robert Elliott.,
    • Burns, Robert Elliott.,
    • Criminals -- Georgia -- Biography.,
    • Convict labor -- Georgia.

    • Edition Notes

      Originally published: 1932.

      StatementRobert E. Burns ; introduction by Alex Lichtenstein.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHV6248.B79 A3 1994
      The Physical Object
      Pagination145 p. ;
      Number of Pages145
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1221198M
      LC Control Number94220334

        Robert E. Burns's book I Am a Fugitive from a Georgia Chain Gang!, adapted as a film in , brought nationwide attention to the treatment suffered by these prison laborers. In the mids the national media focused again on the harsh conditions of Georgia's chain gangs, which led to a movement to abolish them. From Robert E. Burns's story, "I Am a Fugitive From a Georgia Chain Gang," Warner Brothers have made a stirring picture, which was presented last night before a packed house at the Warners' Strand.

        Directed by Mervyn LeRoy. With Paul Muni, Glenda Farrell, Helen Vinson, Noel Francis. Wrongly convicted James Allen serves in the intolerable conditions of a southern chain gang, which later comes back to haunt him/10(K). Additional Physical Format: Online version: Burns, Robert Elliott. I am a fugitive from a Georgia chain gang! New York, Vanguard Press, (OCoLC)

      I am a fugitive from a Georgia chain gang! Savannah: Beehive Press, (OCoLC) Online version: Burns, Robert Elliott. I am a fugitive from a Georgia chain gang! Savannah: Beehive Press, (OCoLC) Named Person: Robert Elliott Burns; Robert Elliott Burns: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Robert Elliott Burns.   Robert E. Burns was the real man behind 's "I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang." The nightmare started in May , almost as soon as he stepped off the boat and onto American soil.


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