References / Contacts

Contact information:

Reginald Moore can be contacted by phone.

To contact him, please provide your phone number to the staff at the Woodson Research Center, at or 713-348-2586. The staff will provide your request to Mr. Moore, in accordance with our donor privacy policy. Thank you very much.

For further information, please reference the following sources: 

Archival collection:

Reginald Moore Sugar Land Convict Leasing research collection, 1880-2015, MS 636, Woodson Research Center. Finding aid to the collection available at

Secondary sources: 

Blackmon, Douglas A. Slavery by Another Name:  Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II.  New York:  Anchor Books, 2008.  

Haverkamp, Zach. “The Ghosts of Sugar Land,” Sugar Land Sun, 21 March 2014. Available at:

Haverkamp, Zach. “The Specter of Sugar Land’s Past,” 26 March 2014.  Available at:

Haverkamp, Zach. “Activists at Odds with City over Cemetery, Former Site of Imperial State Prison,” 3 April 2014.  Available at:

Johnson, William Russell. A Short History of the Sugar Industry in Texas. Houston: Texas Gulf Coast Historical Association, 1961.

Lichtenstein, Alexander C. Twice the Work of Free Labor: The Political Economy of Convict Labor in the New South. London: Verso, 1996.

Lucko, Paul Michael. “Prison Farms, Walls, and Society: Punishment and Politics in Texas, 1848--1910.” Ph.D. diss., University of Texas at Austin, 1999.

Mancini, Matthew J. One Dies, Get Another: Convict Leasing in the American South, 1866-1928. Columbia: University of South Carolina, 1996.

McKelvey, Blake. “Penal Slavery and Southern Reconstruction,” Journal of Negro History, vol. 20, no. 2 (April 1935): 153-179.

Oshinsky, David M. “Worse Than Slavery”: Parchman Farm and the Ordeal of Jim Crow Justice. New York: Free Press, 1996.

Perkinson, Robert. Texas Tough: The Rise of America’s Prison Empire. New York: Metropolitan Books, 2010.

Potts, Charles S. “The Convict Lease System of Texas,” Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science (1903): 426-437.

Slavery by Another Name (85 min.).  It can be watched at: and

Walker, Donald R. "Convict Lease System," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed June 23, 2020.

Walker, Donald R. Penology for Profit: A History of the Texas Prison System, 1867-1912. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1988.

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