From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America

From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America

by Elizabeth Hinton

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How did the land of the free become the home of the world’s largest prison system? Elizabeth Hinton traces the rise of mass incarceration to an ironic source: not the War on Drugs of the Reagan administration but the War on Crime that began during Johnson’s Great Society at the height of the civil rights era.

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ISBN-13: 9780674969209
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 05/09/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 459
Sales rank: 282,261
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Elizabeth Hinton is an assistant professor of history and of African and African American studies at Harvard University. Her research focuses on the persistence of poverty and racial inequality in the twenty-century United States.

Josh Bloomberg has recorded audiobooks for most of the major publishers, lending his voice to many different genres. His versatility and acting background have helped him access the styles needed for a variety of works.

Table of Contents

Cover Title Copyright Dedication Contents Introduction: Origins of Mass Incarceration Chapter 1. The War on Black Poverty Chapter 2. Law and Order in the Great Society Chapter 3. The Preemptive Strike Chapter 4. The War on Black Crime Chapter 5. The Battlegrounds of the Crime War Chapter 6. Juvenile Injustice Chapter 7. Urban Removal Chapter 8. Crime Control as Urban Policy Chapter 9. From the War on Crime to the War on Drugs Epilogue: Reckoning with the War on Crime Notes Acknowledgments Index

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