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From the war on poverty to the war on crime : the making of mass incarceration in America

Author: Elizabeth Kai Hinton
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2017. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Harvard University Press paperback editionView all editions and formats
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Hinton challenges the belief that America's prison problem originated with the Reagan administration's War on Drugs by tracing the rise of mass incarceration to an ironic source: the social welfare programs of Lyndon Johnson's Great Society at the height of the civil rights era. --From publisher description.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Kai Hinton
ISBN: 9780674979826 0674979826
OCLC Number: 1007099147
Awards: Winner of Ralph Waldo Emerson Award 2017
Nominated for Pulitzer Prizes 2017
Nominated for Best Book in Urban Affairs Award 2017
Nominated for Ellis W. Hawley Prize 2017
Nominated for James A. Rawley Prize 2017
Nominated for OAH Liberty Legacy Foundation Award 2017
Nominated for Merle Curti Award 2017
Nominated for Bancroft Prize 2017
Description: 449 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: Origins of mass incarceration --
The war on black poverty --
Law and order in the great society --
The preemptive strike --
The war on black crime --
The battlegrounds of the crime war --
Juvenile injustice --
Urban removal --
Crime control as urban policy --
From the war on crime to the war on drugs --
Epilogue: Reckoning with the war on crime.
Other Titles: Making of mass incarceration in America
Responsibility: Elizabeth Hinton.

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Hinton challenges the belief that America's prison problem originated with the Reagan administration's War on Drugs by tracing the rise of mass incarceration to an ironic source: the social welfare programs of Lyndon Johnson's Great Society at the height of the civil rights era. --From publisher description.

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An extraordinary and important new book. -- Jill Lepore * New Yorker * From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime requires slow and careful reading for anyone seeking to grasp the full implications Read more...

 
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