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Soledad brother; the prison letters of George Jackson.

Author: George Jackson
Publisher: New York, Coward-McCann [1970]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From Library Journal Jackson gained notoriety shortly before his death in 1970 when his younger brother unsuccessfully tried to free him at gunpoint when Jackson and two others were on trial for killing a guard. Written between 1964 and 1970 while serving time in Soledad Prison for robbery, the letters reveal the brutality and racism faced by prisoners and call for unity among African Americans. This edition  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Correspondance
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Jackson, George, 1941-1971.
Soledad brother.
New York, Coward-McCann [1970]
(OCoLC)571876927
Named Person: George Jackson; George Jackson; George Jackson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Jackson
OCLC Number: 99917
Description: 330 pages group portraits (on lining papers) 22 cm
Responsibility: Introd. by Jean Genet.

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From Library Journal Jackson gained notoriety shortly before his death in 1970 when his younger brother unsuccessfully tried to free him at gunpoint when Jackson and two others were on trial for killing a guard. Written between 1964 and 1970 while serving time in Soledad Prison for robbery, the letters reveal the brutality and racism faced by prisoners and call for unity among African Americans. This edition contains a new foreword by Jackson's nephew Jonathan. Soledad Brother remains "recommended for most libraries" and is a solid title for Black History Month in February. Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Soledad brother; the prison letters of George Jackson

by moorbey (WorldCat user published 2010-10-24) Excellent Permalink

This a must read if you are to be able understand why Comrade George a self taught scholar was so feared by prison officals and with all the racial tension in the correctional facilities he was able to bring together inmates of racial backgrounds and unify for prisoners right.

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