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From Black Power to prison power : the making of Jones v. North Carolina Prisoners' Labor Union

Author: Donald F Tibbs
Publisher: New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Series: Contemporary Black history.
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"This book uses the landmark case Jones v. North Carolina Prisoners' Labor Union to examine the strategies of prison inmates using race and radicalism to inspire the formation of an inmate labor union. It thus rekindles the debate over the triumphs and troubles associated with the use of Black Power as a platform for influencing legal policy and effecting change for inmates. While the ideology of the prison rights  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donald F Tibbs
ISBN: 9780230340169 0230340164
OCLC Number: 738335493
Description: xviii, 260 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Part I. Foundations --
At the Q --
Negroes with guns --
Part II. Formations --
Souls on ice --
A crisis erupts --
From a spark to a raging fire --
Part III. Litigations --
Coalitions --
We have a union! --
Won and appealed --
Anatomy of a decision.
Series Title: Contemporary Black history.
Responsibility: Donald F. Tibbs.
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This book uses the landmark case Jones v. North Carolina Prisoners' Labor Union to examine the strategies of prison inmates using race and radicalism to inspire the formation of an inmate labor union.

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