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The Occupation Of Alcatraz Island

Author : Troy R. Johnson
ISBN : 0252065859
Genre : History
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The occupation of Alcatraz Island by American Indians from November 20, 1969, through June 11, 1971, focused the attention of the world on Native Americans and helped develop pan-Indian activism. In this first detailed examination of the takeover, Troy Johnson tells the story of those who organized the occupation and those who participated, some by living on the island and others by soliciting donations of money, food, water, clothing, and other necessities. Johnson documents the unrest in the Bay Area urban Indian population that helped spur the takeover and draws on interviews with those involved to describe everyday life on Alcatraz during the nineteen-month occupation. To describe the federal government's reactions as Americans rallied in support of the Indians, he turns to federal government archives and Nixon administration files. The book is a must read for historians and others interested in the civil rights era, Native American history, and contemporary American Indian issues.
Category: History


Author : David Ward
ISBN : 9780520265967
Genre : History
File Size : 71.81 MB
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Brings to life the stories of legendary 'public enemies' for whom America's first supermax prison was created. This book contains answers to questions that have swirled about the prison: How did prisoners cope psychologically with the harsh regime? and What provoked the protests and strikes?
Category: History

Historical Dictionary Of The 1960s

Author : James Stuart Olson
ISBN : 031329271X
Genre : History
File Size : 70.58 MB
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This work takes an encyclopedic look at the people and events that made the 1960s a unique decade in U.S. history.
Category: History

Historical Dictionary Of The 1970s

Author : James Stuart Olson
ISBN : 0313305439
Genre : History
File Size : 44.65 MB
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The 1970s were difficult years for the United States, a time when long-held convictions were challenged and the nation experienced a collective identity crisis. Women and minorities called into question the belief that freedom and equality are the birthright of all Americans. Watergate and related scandals of the Nixon administration damaged the country's faith in politicians and the political system. The Arab oil boycott, the energy crisis, the environmental movement, and years of stagflation raised doubts about the future of the nation's economy, and in the jungles of Vietnam, many Americans began to doubt their ability to protect the world from Communism. This book includes entries on the prominent people, significant events, issues and controversies, and the culture of the decade.
Category: History

American Indian Activism

Author : Troy R. Johnson
ISBN : 0252066537
Genre : Social Science
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Recounts the occupation of Alcatraz Island by Native American activists from 1969 to 1971, and places it in the context of organized Indian struggles in the 1960s and 1970s.
Category: Social Science

Prison And Jail Administration

Author : Peter M. Carlson
ISBN : 0834208679
Genre : Law
File Size : 78.35 MB
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Institutional Corrections Surveys history and current status of jails and various types of adult prisons with emphasis on punishment rationales, institutional programs and procedures, inmates' social structures, correctional officers, and contemporary issues.
Category: Law

Inside Alcatraz

Author : Jim Quillen
ISBN : 9781473518483
Genre : True Crime
File Size : 35.39 MB
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Each day we saw the outside world in all its splendour, and each day that view served as a reminder that we had wasted and ruined our lives. Jim Quillen, AZ586 - a runaway, problem child and petty thief - was jailed several times before his twentieth birthday. In August 1942, after escaping from San Quentin, he was arrested on the run and sentenced to forty-five years in prison, and later transferred to Alcatraz. This is the true story of life inside America's most notorious prison - from terrifying times in solitary confinement to daily encounters with 'the Birdman', and what really happened during the desperate and deadly 1946 escape attempt.
Category: True Crime

Eyewitness On Alcatraz

Author : Jolene Babyak
ISBN : STANFORD:36105016371507
Genre : History
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Category: History

The Alcatraz Escape

Author : Jennifer Chambliss Bertman
ISBN : 9781627799645
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
File Size : 45.8 MB
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Sleuthing duo Emily and James tackle their most challenging mystery yet set on the haunting Alcatraz Island in Book 3 of the New York Times bestselling Book Scavenger series! Legendary literary game-maker Garrison Griswold is back in action—this time with “Unlock the Rock.” For his latest game, Griswold has partnered with the famous--and famously reclusive--mystery writer Errol Roy to plan an epic escape room challenge on Alcatraz Island. Emily and James are eager to participate, but the wave of fame they are riding from their recent book-hunting adventures makes them a target. Threatening notes, missing items, and an accident that might not have been an accident have the duo worried that someone is trying to get them out of the game at any cost. When Emily’s brother is caught red-handed and blamed for all the wrong doings, Emily is certain Matthew is being framed. With Matthew’s record on the line, Emily and James can’t afford to leave this mystery uncracked. Christy Ottaviano Books
Category: Juvenile Fiction