Captive Nation: Black Prison Organizing in the Civil Rights Era

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University of North Carolina Press
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6.22 X 9.27 X 1.04 inches | 1.34 pounds

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About the Author
Dan Berger is assistant professor of comparative ethnic studies at the University of Washington Bothell.
Berger undoubtedly achieves his overarching goal: to tell the story of the 'multifaceted rebellions that occurred in and through America's prisons.'--Punishment and Society

[An] impressive account of black prison activism.--Public Books

Multidimensional analysis that takes into account feminist, queer, and multiethnic lenses.--Journal of American History

Demonstrates convincingly that historians in diverse areas and fields must reckon with [incarceration as a] defining feature of American life.--American Historical Review

A provocative and compelling history of black activism in the US prison system." --CHOICE

Finally affords the civil rights era the attention it deserves as a critical point on the historical arc of race and incarceration in America.--The Sixties

Captive Nation is a bold reconsideration of the role of prisons and African-American prisoners spanning the southern Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and '60s, Black Power and the New Left, and the Black Nationalist renaissance of the 1970s.--Against the Current

An important history." --Truthout

Helps connect the broader scholarship on black freedom struggles with a largely taken for granted segment of the activist population, prisoners.--Journal of Social History

Thanks to Dan Berger's illuminating book . . . we can no longer tell the history of the black freedom struggle--and the 20th-century United States more broadly--without taking into account the organizing tradition inside prisons.--Elizabeth Hinton, The Nation

Dan Berger's analysis offers an opportunity to consider the ways that incarcerated African Americans, primarily during the 1970s, insisted that we consider the ways that prisons implicated state power in the production of racial inequality.--The Black Scholar