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Are Prisons Obsolete?

Author: Angela Y Davis; Steve Freeman
Publisher: New York : Seven Stories Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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With her characteristic brilliance, grace and radical audacity, Angela Y. Davis has put the case for the latest abolition movement in American life: the abolition of the prison. As she quite correctly notes, American life is replete with abolition movements, and when they were engaged in these struggles, their chances of success seemed almost unthinkable. For generations of Americans, the abolition of slavery was  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Davis, Angela Y.
Are Prisons Obsolete?
New York : Seven Stories Press, ©2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Angela Y Davis; Steve Freeman
ISBN: 9781609801045 1609801040
OCLC Number: 664233330
Description: 1 online resource (129 pages)
Contents: Contents; A c k n o w l e d g m e n t s; Introductions; Slavery, Civil Rights, and Abolitionist Perspectives Toward Prison; Imprisonment and Reform; How Gender Structures the Prison System; The Prison Industrial Complex; Abolitionist Alternatives; Resources; Notes; About the Author.

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With her characteristic brilliance, grace and radical audacity, Angela Y. Davis has put the case for the latest abolition movement in American life: the abolition of the prison. As she quite correctly notes, American life is replete with abolition movements, and when they were engaged in these struggles, their chances of success seemed almost unthinkable. For generations of Americans, the abolition of slavery was sheerest illusion. Similarly, the entrenched system of racial segregation seemed to last forever, and generations lived in the midst of the practice, with few predicting its passage fr.

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