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The new Jim Crow : mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness / Michelle Alexander.

Available copies

  • 6 of 11 copies available at NC Cardinal. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Fontana Regional Library.

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7 current holds with 11 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Macon County Public Library 364.973 A (Text) 39493108705338 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 09/03/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781620975459
  • ISBN: 1620975459
  • ISBN: 9781620971932
  • ISBN: 1620971933
  • Physical Description: xlix, 377 pages ; 23 cm
  • Edition: Tenth anniversary edition.
  • Publisher: New York : New Press, [2020]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Preface to the Tenth Anniversary Edition ©2020 by Michelle Alexander."--Title page verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-364) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The rebirth of caste -- The lockdown -- The color of justice -- The cruel hand -- The new Jim Crow -- The fire this time.
Summary, etc.:
Seldom does a book have the impact of Michelle Alexander's The New Jim Crow. Since it was first published in 2010, it has been cited in judicial decisions and has been adopted in campus-wide and community-wide reads; it helped inspire the creation of the Marshall Project and the new $100 million Art for Justice Fund; it has been the winner of numerous prizes, including the prestigious NAACP Image Award; and it has spent nearly 250 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Most important of all, it has spawned a whole generation of criminal justice reform activists and organizations motivated by Michelle Alexander's unforgettable argument that "we have not ended racial caste in America; we have merely redesigned it." As the Birmingham News proclaimed, it is "undoubtedly the most important book published in this century about the U.S." Now, ten years after it was first published, The New Press is proud to issue a tenth-anniversary edition with a new preface by Michelle Alexander that discusses the impact the book has had and the state of the criminal justice reform movement today.
Subject: Racism in criminology > United States.
Criminal justice, Administration of > United States.
Discrimination in criminal justice administration > United States.
African American prisoners > United States.
African American men > Social conditions.
Race discrimination > United States.
United States > Race relations.
African Americans > Legal status, laws, etc.
African Americans > Segregation > History.
Genre: Law for laypersons.
Instructional and educational works.

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