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The new Jim Crow : mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness

Author: Michelle Alexander
Publisher: New York : New Press, 2012. ©2012
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Revised editionView all editions and formats
This work argues that the War on Drugs and policies that deny convicted felons equal access to employment, housing, education, and public benefits create a permanent under caste based largely on race. As the United States celebrates the nation's "triumph over race" with the election of Barack Obama, the majority of young black men in major American cities are locked behind bars or have been labeled felons for life.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Alexander, Michelle.
New Jim Crow.
New York : New Press : Distributed by Perseus (Two Rivers) Distribution, 2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michelle Alexander
ISBN: 9781595588197 9781595585301 1595585303 1595588191
OCLC Number: 680283193
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Awards: Winner of Street Literature Book Award Medal (Slbam) (Adult Nonfiction) 2013
Commended for Independent Publisher Book Awards (Social Issues) 2010
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 312 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: The rebirth of caste --
The lockdown --
The color of justice --
The cruel hand --
The new Jim Crow --
The fire this time.
Other Titles: Mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness
Responsibility: Michelle Alexander.


A provocative critique of the American criminal justice system from a prominent young legal scholar who deftly argues that the prison system functions as the new Jim Crow - a system of racial control.


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"Explosive debut alarming, provocative and convincing."-Kirkus Reviews"Michelle Alexander's brave and bold new book paints a haunting picture in which dreary felon garb, post-prison joblessness, and Read more...

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