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With her characteristic brilliance, grace and radical audacity, Angela Y. Davis has put the case for the latest abolition movement in American life: the abolition of the prison. As she quite correctly notes, American life is replete with abolition movements, and when they were engaged in these struggles, their chances of success seemed almost unthinkable. For generations of Americans, the abolition of slavery was sheerest illusion. Similarly,the entrenched system of racial segregation seemed to last forever, and generations lived in the midst of the practice, with few predicting its passage from custom. The brutal, exploitative (dare one say lucrative?) convict-lease system that succeeded formal slavery reaped millions to southern jurisdictions (and untold miseries for tens of thousands of men, and women). Few predicted its passing from the American penal landscape. Davis expertly argues how social movements transformed these social, political and cultural institutions, and made such practices untenable.

Synopsis:

With her characteristic brilliance, grace and radical audacity, Angela Y. Davis has put the case for the latest abolition movement in American life: the abolition of the prison. As she quite correctly notes, American life is replete with abolition movements, and when they were engaged in these struggles, their chances of success seemed almost unthinkable.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781609801045
Publisher:
Seven Stories Press
Subject:
History : United States - 20th Century
Author:
Davis, Angela Y.
Subject:
Political Science : Political Freedom & Security - Civil Rig
Subject:
Social Science : Criminology
Subject:
Political Science : Political Freedom & Security - Human Rig
Subject:
Political Science : Public Policy - Social Policy
Subject:
Law : Criminal Law - Sentencing
Publication Date:
July 2010
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
128

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Law » Criminal Law » Sentencing
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Politics » Human Rights
History and Social Science » US History » 20th Century » General

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"Synopsis" by , With her characteristic brilliance, grace and radical audacity, Angela Y. Davis has put the case for the latest abolition movement in American life: the abolition of the prison. As she quite correctly notes, American life is replete with abolition movements, and when they were engaged in these struggles, their chances of success seemed almost unthinkable.
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