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Rethinking the American Prison Movement

By Dan Berger, Toussaint Losier

Routledge – 2018 – 204 pages

Series: American Social and Political Movements of the 20th Century

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Description

Rethinking the American Prison Movement provides a short, accessible overview of the transformational and ongoing struggles against America’s prison system. Dan Berger and Toussaint Losier show that prisoners have used strikes, lawsuits, uprisings, writings, and diverse coalitions with free-world allies to challenge prison conditions and other kinds of inequality. From the forced labor camps of the nineteenth century to the rebellious protests of the 1960s and 1970s to the rise of mass incarceration and its discontents, Rethinking the American Prison Movement is invaluable to anyone interested in the history of American prisons and the struggles for justice still echoing in the present day.

Contents

Introduction

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, 1972–1980

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

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Description: By Dan Berger, Toussaint Losier. Rethinking the American Prison Movement provides a short, accessible overview of the transformational and ongoing struggles against America’s prison system. Dan Berger and Toussaint Losier show that prisoners have used strikes, lawsuits,...
Categories: American History, Social Movements, Prisons, Criminal Justice History, Contemporary History 1945-, American Studies, African-American history, Social & Cultural History, Political History, Race & Ethnicity, Political Behavior and Participation, Law & Society, Sociology of Culture