Soledad Brother: The Prison Letters of George Jackson / Edition 1

Soledad Brother: The Prison Letters of George Jackson / Edition 1

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by George Jackson, Jean Genet, Jonathan Jackson, Jr.
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1556522304

ISBN-13: 9781556522307

Pub. Date: 09/28/1994

Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated

A collection of Jackson's letters from prison, Soledad Brother is an outspoken condemnation of the racism of white America and a powerful appraisal of the prison system that failed to break his spirit but eventually took his life. Jackson's letters make palpable the intense feelings of anger and rebellion that filled black men in America's prisons in the

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A collection of Jackson's letters from prison, Soledad Brother is an outspoken condemnation of the racism of white America and a powerful appraisal of the prison system that failed to break his spirit but eventually took his life. Jackson's letters make palpable the intense feelings of anger and rebellion that filled black men in America's prisons in the 1960s. But even removed from the social and political firestorms of the 1960s, Jackson's story still resonates for its portrait of a man taking a stand even while locked down.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781556522307
Publisher:
Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/28/1994
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
110,572
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.09(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

George L. Jackson September 23, 1941–August 21, 1971,
Foreword by Jonathan Jackson, Jr.,
Recent Letters and an Autobiography,
Appendix: Introduction to the First Edition by Jean Genet,

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Soledad Brother: The Prison Letters of George Jackson 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Juls31 More than 1 year ago
Soledad brother written by George Jackson is a story the gives you the everday details in being prison. Geoge went to prison at the age of eighteen for being accused of stealing seventy dollars. George will explain to you in details how prisoners were getting killed like dogs and no poloce office in the prison was charged. George also had to work in the prison for three cents an hour just to survie and have things such as book,notebooks so you can figure out how to get out of prison for being in there for eleven years. Before you can ever get out of prison he was murdered for trying to escape the horros of prison life after being denied parole for eleven years.
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TIFFANY1971 More than 1 year ago
IF YOU WANT TO GET IN THE MIND OF A PERSON THAT IS IN PRISON PICK UP THIS BOOK AND YOU WILL UNDERSTAND THERE EVERYDAY STRUGGLE. LIFE IS WHAT YOU MAKE IT WHERE EVER YOU ARE.....