Rethinking the American Prison Movement

Rethinking the American Prison Movement


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781138786851
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 10/26/2017
Series: American Social and Political Movements of the 20th Century Series
Pages: 214
Sales rank: 950,337
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Dan Berger is Associate Professor of Comparative Ethnic Studies at the University of Washington Bothell, and the author of Captive Nation: Black Prison Organizing in the Civil Rights Era, among other cities.

Toussaint Losier is Assistant Professor of Afro-American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Heather A. Thompson is Professor of History in The Department of Afro-American and African Studies. The Residential College, and The Department of History at the University of Michigan. She is the author of Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising and Its Legacy (Pantheon, 2016).

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Roots: Challenging Prison Slavery and Political Repression, 1865–1940

Chapter 2: Rights: Fighting Prison Jim Crow, 1940–1968

Chapter 3: Revolution: The Prison Rebellion Years, 1968–1972

Chapter 4: Radicalism: Unions, Feminism, and the Crisis of Prison Managerialism, 1973–1980

Chapter 5: Retrenchment: Mass Incarceration and the Remaking of the Prison Movement, 1980–1998


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