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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; Askews & Holts Library Services,
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, Preston : Askews & Holts, 2016. 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How did the land of the free become the home of the world's largest prison system? Elizabeth Hinton traces the rise of mass incarceration to an ironic source: not the War on Drugs of the Reagan  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Hinton, Elizabeth Kai, 1983-
From the war on poverty to the war on crime : the making of mass incarceration in America.
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2016
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Kai Hinton; Askews & Holts Library Services,
ISBN: 9780674969209 0674969200
OCLC Number: 1086568429
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: 1 online resource (326 unnumbered pages)
Contents: Introduction: Origins of mass incarceration --
The war on black poverty --
Law and order in the great society --
The preemptive strike --
Nixon's prison prophecy and 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.
Responsibility: Elizabeth Hinton.

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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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