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Captive nation : Black prison organizing in the civil rights era

Author: Dan Berger
Publisher: Chapel Hill, NC : The University of North Carolina Press, [2014] ©2014
Series: Justice, power, and politics.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1 editionView all editions and formats
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In this pathbreaking book, Dan Berger offers a bold reconsideration of twentieth century black activism, the prison system, and the origins of mass incarceration. Throughout the civil rights era, black activists thrust the prison into public view, turning prisoners into symbols of racial oppression while arguing that confinement was an inescapable part of black life in the United States. Black prisoners became  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Berger, Dan, 1981-
Captive nation.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2014]
(DLC) 2014034802
(OCoLC)892794656
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dan Berger
ISBN: 9781469618258 1469618257 9781469618265 1469618265
OCLC Number: 892915069
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations.
Contents: Preface --
Abbreviations --
Introduction --
The jailhouse in freedom land --
America means prison --
George Jackson and the Black condition made visible --
The pedagogy of the prison --
Slavery and race-making on trial --
Prison nation --
Epilogue: choosing freedom --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Acknowledgments --
Index.
Series Title: Justice, power, and politics.
Responsibility: Dan Berger.

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Helps connect the broader scholarship on black freedom struggles with a largely taken for granted segment of the activist population, prisoners.--Journal of Social History An important history." Read more...

 
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