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The Resource Captive nation : Black prison organizing in the civil rights era, Dan Berger

Captive nation : Black prison organizing in the civil rights era, Dan Berger

Label
Captive nation : Black prison organizing in the civil rights era
Title
Captive nation
Title remainder
Black prison organizing in the civil rights era
Statement of responsibility
Dan Berger
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 global political icons at a time when notions of race and nation were in flux. Showing that the prison was a central focus of the black radical imagination from the 1950s through the 1980s, Berger traces the dynamic and dramatic history of this political struggle. The prison shaped the rise and spread of black activism, from civil rights demonstrators willfully risking arrests to the many current and former prisoners that built or joined organizations such as the Black Panther Party. Grounded in extensive research, Berger engagingly demonstrates that such organizing made prison walls porous and influenced generations of activists that followed
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
365/.608996073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV9469
LC item number
.B467 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Justice, power, and politics
Label
Captive nation : Black prison organizing in the civil rights era, Dan Berger
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1 edition.
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781469618258
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
ocn892915069
Label
Captive nation : Black prison organizing in the civil rights era, Dan Berger
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1 edition.
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781469618258
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
ocn892915069

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