Soledad Brother

Author : George Jackson
ISBN : 9781556522307
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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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.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Soledad Brother The Prison Letters Of George Jackson

Author : Jon Jamal Turner
ISBN : OCLC:456574719
Genre : Prison visits
File Size : 60.26 MB
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Correlates George Jackson's writing and classical slave narratives, while demonstrating that Jackson's Prison letters do constitute a contemporary form of slave narrative. Investigates Jackson's formative years which impacted his vision of the world; his prison experience which impacted his philosophy and political ideas, and his relationship to the Black Panther party; and his development as a literary writer. Examines Jackson's basic premise that even though slavery was legally ended in 1865, the economic and political restraints on the neo-slave remain the same. Compares Jackson's definition of the neo-slave and neo-slavery exemplified in his work with that of classical slave narratives.
Category: Prison visits

Blood In My Eye

Author : George Jackson
ISBN : 0933121237
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 39.82 MB
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Originally published: New York: Random House, 1972.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

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The weekly source of African American political and entertainment news.
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Imprisoned Intellectuals

Author : Joy James
ISBN : 0742520277
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 58.27 MB
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These essays, by writer-activists incarcerated because of their political beliefs and acts, offer some controversial and thought-provoking theories of contemporary social change and liberation movements. Visit our website for sample chapters!
Category: Social Science

Lebendige Sozialgeschichte

Author : Rainer Hering
ISBN : 9783322897879
Genre : Social Science
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Der Hamburger Historiker Peter Borowsky (1938-2000), ein "Schüler" Fritz Fischers, vermochte als Autor auflagenstarker Geschichtswerke und vor allem als akademischer Lehrer nachhaltige Wirkung zu entfalten. Die gemeinsam mit Barbara Vogel und Heide Wunder verfasste, 1975 erstmals erschienene "Einführung in die Geschichtswissenschaft" ist bis heute ein wissenschaftlicher "Bestseller"; Borowskys Hitler-Biographie für Jugendliche und seine Überblicksdarstellungen zur Deutschen Geschichte nach 1945 erreichten ebenfalls ein großes Publikum. Kaum messbar ist Peter Borowskys immense Leistung als Lehrender an der Universität Hamburg sowie an den renommierten amerikanischen Hochschulen Smith College und Middlebury College. Die 13 Autorinnen und 34 Autoren der Gedenkschrift aus der Bundesrepublik Deutschland und den USA repräsentieren diverse Generationen, zahlreiche Fachgebiete und verschiedene wissenschaftstheoretische Ansätze. Das Themenspektrum umfasst - neben Texten über Peter Borowsky - Beiträge zu den Bereichen Theorie, Geschlechtergeschichte, Deutsches Kaiserreich, Weimarer Republik, "Drittes Reich", Deutschland nach 1945, Hamburgische Geschichte, Europäische Geschichte, Wissenschafts- und Hochschulgeschichte sowie Kultur. Konzeptionelle Offenheit und - keineswegs beliebige - Vielfalt kennzeichnen den Band, der auf ganz unterschiedliche Weise zur spannenden Lektüre einladen und Lust auf Geschichte machen soll.
Category: Social Science

The Encyclopedia Of American Prisons

Author : Carl Sifakis
ISBN : 9781438129877
Genre : Correctional personnel
File Size : 86.51 MB
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Examines the history of prisons in the United States with articles about convict labor, escapes, famous and infamous wardens, fires, notable prisoners, riots, prison society, reformers, terminology, and more.
Category: Correctional personnel

Men Mobs And Law

Author : Rebecca Hill
ISBN : 9780822381464
Genre : History
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In Men, Mobs, and Law, Rebecca N. Hill compares two seemingly unrelated types of leftist protest campaigns: those intended to defend labor organizers from prosecution and those seeking to memorialize lynching victims and stop the practice of lynching. Arguing that these forms of protest are related and have substantially influenced one another, Hill points out that both worked to build alliances through appeals to public opinion in the media, by defining the American state as a force of terror, and by creating a heroic identity for their movements. Each has played a major role in the history of radical politics in the United States. Hill illuminates that history by considering the narratives produced during the abolitionist John Brown’s trials and execution, analyzing the defense of the Chicago anarchists of the Haymarket affair, and comparing Ida B. Wells’s and the NAACP’s anti-lynching campaigns to the Industrial Workers of the World’s early-twentieth-century defense campaigns. She also considers conflicts within the campaign to defend Sacco and Vanzetti, chronicles the history of the Communist Party’s International Labor Defense, and explores the Black Panther Party’s defense of George Jackson. As Hill explains, labor defense activists first drew on populist logic, opposing the masses to the state in their campaigns, while anti-lynching activists went in the opposite direction, castigating “the mob” and appealing to the law. Showing that this difference stems from the different positions of whites and Blacks in the American legal system, Hill’s comparison of anti-lynching organizing and radical labor defenses reveals the conflicts and intersections between antiracist struggle and socialism in the United States.
Category: History