A Colony in a Nation

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W. W. Norton & Company
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5.4 X 8.2 X 0.8 inches | 0.5 pounds

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About the Author

Chris Hayes is the Emmy Award-winning host of All In with Chris Hayes on MSNBC, the New York Times best-selling author of Twilight of the Elites, and an editor-at-large at The Nation. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and children.


Terrific and really important.--Rebecca Traister
An up-to-date (and masterfully interwoven) blend of statistics, history, and analysis.--Peter C. Baker
Chris Hayes' ominous account of what's ailing America... [offers a] rare view into a wide racial and class cross-section of society.--Ryan Cooper
A timely and impassioned argument for social justice.
[Hayes is] the young left's most erudite and urgent interpreter.
[P]erhaps the first significant theorization on race of the Trump era.--Matthew Pulver
This readable and thoughtful work will appeal to readers interested in civil rights and criminal justice, and is especially insightful.--William D. Pederson
Hayes's forceful analysis...compel[s] readers to wrestle with some very tough questions about the nature of American democracy.--Khalil Gibran Muhammad
A Colony in a Nation is a highly original analysis of America's arbitrary and erratic criminal justice system. Indeed, by Hayes's lights, the system is not erratic at all--it treats one group of Americans as citizens, and another as the colonized. This is an essential and groundbreaking text in the effort to understand how American criminal justice went so badly awry.--Ta-Nehisi Coates, author of Between the World and Me