Book Assata

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  • Author : Assata Shakur
  • Publisher : Zed Books Ltd.
  • Release : 2016-02-15
  • ISBN : 1783606819
  • Pages : 280 pages

Download or read Assata PDF, written by Assata Shakur and published by Zed Books Ltd.. This book was released on 2016-02-15 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'Deftly written...a spellbinding tale.' The New York Times In 2013 Assata Shakur, founding member of the Black Liberation Army, former Black Panther and godmother of Tupac Shakur, became the first ever woman to make the FBI's most wanted terrorist list. Assata Shakur's trial and conviction for the murder of a white state trooper in the spring of 1973 divided America. Her case quickly became emblematic of race relations and police brutality in the USA. While Assata's detractors continue to label her a ruthless killer, her defenders cite her as the victim of a systematic, racist campaign to criminalize and suppress black nationalist organizations. This intensely personal and political autobiography reveals a sensitive and gifted woman. With wit and candour Assata recounts the formative experiences that led her to embrace a life of activism. With pained awareness she portrays the strengths, weaknesses and eventual demise of black and white revolutionary groups at the hands of the state. A major contribution to the history of black liberation, destined to take its place alongside The Autobiography of Malcolm X and the works of Maya Angelou.

Book Prison Power

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  • Author : Lisa M. Corrigan
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Release : 2016-11-04
  • ISBN : 1496809084
  • Pages : 208 pages

Download or read Prison Power PDF, written by Lisa M. Corrigan and published by Univ. Press of Mississippi. This book was released on 2016-11-04 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Winner of the 2017 Diamond Anniversary Book Award and the African American Communication and Culture Division's 2017 Outstanding Book Award, both from the National Communication Association In the black liberation movement, imprisonment emerged as a key rhetorical, theoretical, and media resource. Imprisoned activists developed tactics and ideology to counter white supremacy. Lisa M. Corrigan underscores how imprisonment--a site for both political and personal transformation--shaped movement leaders by influencing their political analysis and organizational strategies. Prison became the critical space for the transformation from civil rights to Black Power, especially as southern civil rights activists faced setbacks. Black Power activists produced autobiographical writings, essays, and letters about and from prison beginning with the early sit-in movement. Examining the iconic prison autobiographies of H. Rap Brown, Mumia Abu-Jamal, and Assata Shakur, Corrigan conducts rhetorical analyses of these extremely popular though understudied accounts of the Black Power movement. She introduces the notion of the "Black Power vernacular" as a term for the prison memoirists' rhetorical innovations, to explain how the movement adapted to an increasingly hostile environment in both the Johnson and Nixon administrations. Through prison writings, these activists deployed narrative features supporting certain tenets of Black Power, pride in blackness, disavowal of nonviolence, identification with the Third World, and identity strategies focused on black masculinity. Corrigan fills gaps between Black Power historiography and prison studies by scrutinizing the rhetorical forms and strategies of the Black Power ideology that arose from prison politics. These discourses demonstrate how Black Power activism shifted its tactics to regenerate, even after the FBI sought to disrupt, discredit, and destroy the movement.

Book Imprisoned Intellectuals

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  • Author : Joy James
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Release : 2004-09-01
  • ISBN : 0585455082
  • Pages : 396 pages

Download or read Imprisoned Intellectuals PDF, written by Joy James and published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. This book was released on 2004-09-01 with total page 396 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Prisons constitute one of the most controversial and contested sites in a democratic society. The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the industrialized world, with over 2 million people in jails, prisons, and detention centers; with over three thousand on death row, it is also one of the few developed countries that continues to deploy the death penalty. International Human Rights Organizations such as Amnesty International have also noted the scores of political prisoners in U.S. detention. This anthology examines a class of intellectuals whose analyses of U.S. society, politics, culture, and social justice are rarely referenced in conventional political speech or academic discourse. Yet this body of outlawed 'public intellectuals' offers some of the most incisive analyses of our society and shared humanity. Here former and current U.S. political prisoners and activists-writers from the civil rights/black power, women's, gay/lesbian, American Indian, Puerto Rican Independence and anti-war movements share varying progressive critiques and theories on radical democracy and revolutionary struggle. This rarely-referenced 'resistance literature' reflects the growing public interest in incarceration sites, intellectual and political dissent for social justice, and the possibilities of democratic transformations. Such anthologies also spark new discussions and debates about 'reading'; for as Barbara Harlow notes: 'Reading prison writing must. . . demand a correspondingly activist counterapproach to that of passivity, aesthetic gratification, and the pleasures of consumption that are traditionally sanctioned by the academic disciplining of literature.'—Barbara Harlow [1] 1. Barbara Harlow, Barred: Women, Writing, and Political Detention (New England: Wesleyan University Press, 1992). Royalties are reserved for educational initiatives on human rights and U.S. incarceration.

Book Assata

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  • Author : Assata Shakur
  • Publisher : Lawrence Hill Books
  • Release : 1987
  • ISBN : 9780882082226
  • Pages : 274 pages

Download or read Assata PDF, written by Assata Shakur and published by Lawrence Hill Books. This book was released on 1987 with total page 274 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The life story of African-American revolutionary Shakur, previously known as JoAnne Chesimard.

Book Encyclopedia of African American History

Download or read Encyclopedia of African American History PDF, written by Walter C. Rucker and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2010-02-28 with total page 1136 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Explores how all aspects of American culture, history, and national identity have been profoundly influenced by the experience of African Americans and documents African American history to the present day.

Book Black Power

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  • Author : Jeffrey O. G. Ogbar
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release : 2005-07
  • ISBN : 9780801882753
  • Pages : 284 pages

Download or read Black Power PDF, written by Jeffrey O. G. Ogbar and published by JHU Press. This book was released on 2005-07 with total page 284 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Uses archival sources and interviews with participants in the Nation of Islam, Black Panther Party, and other groups to explore how the Black Power movement of the 1960s affected African American identity and politics.

Book The Black Border and Fugitive Narration in Black American Literature

Download or read The Black Border and Fugitive Narration in Black American Literature PDF, written by Paula von Gleich and published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. This book was released on 2022-03-07 with total page 307 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book tests the limits of fugitivity as a concept in recent Black feminist and Afro-pessimist thought. It follows the conceptual travels of confinement and flight through three major Black writing traditions in North America from the 1840s to the early 21st century. Cultural analysis is the basic methodological approach and recent concepts of captivity and fugitivity in Afro-pessimist and Black feminist theory form the theoretical framework.

Book The New Abolitionists

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  • Author : Joy James
  • Publisher : State University of New York Press
  • Release : 2005-07-14
  • ISBN : 079148310X
  • Pages : 381 pages

Download or read The New Abolitionists PDF, written by Joy James and published by State University of New York Press. This book was released on 2005-07-14 with total page 381 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Writings by twentieth-century imprisoned authors examining confinement, enslavement, and political organizing in prison. This collection of essays and interviews provides a frank look at the nature and purposes of prisons in the United States from the perspective of the prisoners. Written by Native American, African American, Latino, Asian, and European American prisoners, the book examines captivity and democracy, the racial “other,” gender and violence, and the stigma of a suspect humanity. Contributors include those incarcerated for social and political acts, such as conscientious objection, antiwar activism, black liberation, and gang activities. Among those interviewed are Philip Berrigan, Marilyn Buck, Angela Y. Davis, George Jackson, and Laura Whitehorn. Joy James is the John B. and John T. McCoy Presidential Professor of Humanities and College Professor in Political Science at Williams College. She is the author of Resisting State Violence: Radicalism, Gender, and Race in U.S. Culture, and her edited works on incarceration and human rights include States of Confinement: Policing, Detention, and Prisons and Imprisoned Intellectuals: America’s Political Prisoners Write on Life, Liberation, and Rebellion.

Book Want to Start a Revolution

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  • Author : Jeanne Theoharis
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release : 2009-11-01
  • ISBN : 9780814732304
  • Pages : 370 pages

Download or read Want to Start a Revolution PDF, written by Jeanne Theoharis and published by NYU Press. This book was released on 2009-11-01 with total page 370 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The story of the black freedom struggle in America has been overwhelmingly male-centric, starring leaders like Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and Huey Newton. With few exceptions, black women have been perceived as supporting actresses; as behind-the-scenes or peripheral activists, or rank and file party members. But what about Vicki Garvin, a Brooklyn-born activist who became a leader of the National Negro Labor Council and guide to Malcolm X on his travels through Africa? What about Shirley Chisholm, the first black Congresswoman? From Rosa Parks and Esther Cooper Jackson, to Shirley Graham DuBois and Assata Shakur, a host of women demonstrated a lifelong commitment to radical change, embracing multiple roles to sustain the movement, founding numerous groups and mentoring younger activists. Helping to create the groundwork and continuity for the movement by operating as local organizers, international mobilizers, and charismatic leaders, the stories of the women profiled in Want to Start a Revolution? help shatter the pervasive and imbalanced image of women on the sidelines of the black freedom struggle. Contributors: Margo Natalie Crawford, Prudence Cumberbatch, Johanna Fernández, Diane C. Fujino, Dayo F. Gore, Joshua Guild, Gerald Horne, Ericka Huggins, Angela D. LeBlanc-Ernest, Joy James, Erik McDuffie, Premilla Nadasen, Sherie M. Randolph, James Smethurst, Margaret Stevens, and Jeanne Theoharis.

Book Wall Tappings

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  • Author : Judith A. Scheffler
  • Publisher : Feminist Press at CUNY
  • Release : 2002
  • ISBN : 9781558612730
  • Pages : 378 pages

Download or read Wall Tappings PDF, written by Judith A. Scheffler and published by Feminist Press at CUNY. This book was released on 2002 with total page 378 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Groundbreaking historical and international anthology of women's prison writings.

Book The Idea of Prison Abolition

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  • Author : Tommie Shelby
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 2022-11-15
  • ISBN : 0691229759
  • Pages : 248 pages

Download or read The Idea of Prison Abolition PDF, written by Tommie Shelby and published by Princeton University Press. This book was released on 2022-11-15 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An incisive and sympathetic examination of the case for ending the practice of imprisonment Despite its omnipresence and long history, imprisonment is a deeply troubling practice. In the United States and elsewhere, prison conditions are inhumane, prisoners are treated without dignity, and sentences are extremely harsh. Mass incarceration and its devastating impact on black communities have been widely condemned as neoslavery or “the new Jim Crow.” Can the practice of imprisonment be reformed, or does justice require it to be ended altogether? In The Idea of Prison Abolition, Tommie Shelby examines the abolitionist case against prisons and its formidable challenge to would-be prison reformers. Philosophers have long theorized punishment and its justifications, but they haven’t paid enough attention to incarceration or its related problems in societies structured by racial and economic injustice. Taking up this urgent topic, Shelby argues that prisons, once reformed and under the right circumstances, can be legitimate and effective tools of crime control. Yet he draws on insights from black radicals and leading prison abolitionists, especially Angela Davis, to argue that we should dramatically decrease imprisonment and think beyond bars when responding to the problem of crime. While a world without prisons might be utopian, The Idea of Prison Abolition makes the case that we can make meaningful progress toward this ideal by abolishing the structural injustices that too often lead to crime and its harmful consequences.

Book Wikipedia

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  • Publisher : PediaPress
  • Release :
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 2053 pages

Download or read Wikipedia PDF, written by and published by PediaPress. This book was released on with total page 2053 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The Bible and the American Myth

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  • Author : Vincent L. Wimbush
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release : 2012-03-01
  • ISBN : 1725230879
  • Pages : 198 pages

Download or read The Bible and the American Myth PDF, written by Vincent L. Wimbush and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2012-03-01 with total page 198 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "[T]he problem which this collection of essays addresses is rooted in the fact that no other society in the world is so imbued both with the aura and aroma of the Bible, while simultaneously subjecting it to such parasitic cultural captivity . . . This little book reflects the power of what can happen when bright, passionate minds embrace the problem of the American myth . . . No other American biblical scholar until now has responded more courageously to the issues of deconstructing the American myth . . . What finally matters [here] is that a theologian finally loves the Bible enough, and finally loves his culture enough, to question how both are being used in our time and place for the gain of the few, at the expense of the many." --Charles Mabee, StABH series editor

Book Africa and the Americas

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  • Author : Richard M. Juang
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release : 2008
  • ISBN : 1851094415
  • Pages : 1215 pages

Download or read Africa and the Americas PDF, written by Richard M. Juang and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2008 with total page 1215 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This encyclopedia explores the many long-standing influences of Africa and people of African descent on the culture of the Americas, while tracing the many ways in which the Americas remain closely interconnected with Africa. * Over 100 expert contributors--a diverse group of international scholars from all sides of the Atlantic representing many different disciplines * A rich collection of photographs of major political, cultural, and intellectual leaders from both sides of the Atlantic

Book Cannons and Codes

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  • Author : Alison L. LaCroix
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 2021
  • ISBN : 0197509371
  • Pages : 345 pages

Download or read Cannons and Codes PDF, written by Alison L. LaCroix and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 2021 with total page 345 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This edited volume on war in law and literature addresses the many ways in which war affects human society and the many groups of people whose lives are affected by war. The essays, by preeminent scholars, discuss the ways in which literary works can shed light on legal thinking about war, and how a deep understanding of law can lead to interpretive insights on literary works. Some concern the lives of soldiers; others focus on civilians living in war zones, whoare caught up in the conflict; still others address themselves to the home front, far from the theatre of war. By collecting such diverse perspectives, with contributions from preeminent scholars of philosophy, literature, and law, this volume aims to show how literature has reflected the totalizingnature of war and the ways in which it distorts law across domains.

Book Fugitive Thought

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  • Author : Michael Roy Hames-Garcia
  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Release : 2004
  • ISBN : 9780816643141
  • Pages : 410 pages

Download or read Fugitive Thought PDF, written by Michael Roy Hames-Garcia and published by U of Minnesota Press. This book was released on 2004 with total page 410 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Fugitive Thought, Michael Hames-Garca argues that writings by prisoners are instances of practical social theory that seek to transform the world. Unlike other authors who have studied prisons or legal theory, Hames-Garca views prisoners as political and social thinkers whose ideas are as important as those of lawyers and philosophers.As key moral terms like "justice," "solidarity," and "freedom" have come under suspicion in the post-Civil Rights era, political discussions on the Left have reached an impasse. Fugitive Thought reexamines and reinvigorates these concepts through a fresh approach to philosophies of justice and freedom, combining the study of legal theory and of prison literature to show how the critiques and moral visions of dissidents and participants in prison movements can contribute to the shaping and realization of workable ethical conceptions. Fugitive Thought focuses on writings by black and Latina/o lawyers and prisoners to flesh out the philosophical underpinnings of ethical claims within legal theory and prison activism.Michael Hames-Garca is assistant professor of English and of philosophy, interpretation, and culture at Binghamton University, State University of New York.

Book The Black Panther Party  reconsidered

Download or read The Black Panther Party reconsidered PDF, written by Charles Earl Jones and published by Black Classic Press. This book was released on 1998 with total page 548 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Featuring never-before-published essays by former Panther members and Panther scholars, a collection of articles examines the black revolutionaries' organizational dynamics, treatment of women, and controversial legacy. Tour. IP.