From the Plantation to the Prison: African American Confinement Literature

From the Plantation to the Prison: African American Confinement Literature

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by Tara T. Green
     
 
This book is an examination of the various forms that African-American imprisonment, as a social, historical, and political experience, has taken. Confinement describes the status of individuals who are placed within boundaries-either seen or unseen-but always felt. A word that suggests extensive implications, confinement describes the status of persons who are

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This book is an examination of the various forms that African-American imprisonment, as a social, historical, and political experience, has taken. Confinement describes the status of individuals who are placed within boundaries-either seen or unseen-but always felt. A word that suggests extensive implications, confinement describes the status of persons who are imprisoned and who are unjustly relegated to a social status that is hostile, rendering them powerless and subject to the rules of the authorities. Arguably, confinement appropriately describes the status of African Americans who have endured spaces of confinement, which include, but are not limited to plantations, Jim Crow societies, and prisons. At specific times, these "spaces of confinement" have been used to oppress African Americans socially, politically, and spiritually. Contributors examine the related experiences of Malcolm X, Bigger Thomas of Native Son, and Angela Davis.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780881460902
Publisher:
Mercer University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2008
Series:
Voices of the African Diaspora Ser.
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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From the Plantation to the Prison 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought copies for my friends and family. All of us learned about the connection between blacks who have been imprisoned and those who were in slavery. This book has opened my eyes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend this book to others because it is very useful for research and for students or just general reading. It has a lot of clarity about slavery and the incarceration of blacks. A very interesting book,especially for blacks.