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Title Struggle within : prisons, political prisoners, and mass movements in the United States / by Dan Berger.
Author Berger, Dan, 1981-
Publication Oakland, CA : PM Press ; Montreal, Quebec : Kersplebedeb, 2014.
Copyright date ©2014
Description 1 online resource (xi, 110 pages) : illustrations
text file
Call # eBOOK
Bibliography Includes bibliographic references (pages 89-95).
Contents Acknowledgments -- Foreword / by Ruth Wilson Gilmore -- Introduction -- Ch. 1. North American freedom struggles. Black liberation and settler colonialism -- The American Indian Movement -- Puerto Rican independence -- Chicano liberation -- Ch. 2. Anti-imperialism, anti-authoritarianism, and revolutionary nonviolence. The politics of solidarity -- Militants of the white working class -- Revolutionary nonviolence -- Ch. 3. Earth and animal liberation -- Ch. 4. Déjà vu and the Patriot Act -- Conclusion : a new beginning -- Afterword / by dream hampton -- A bibliographic note -- Organizational resources -- About the authors.
Summary "An accessible yet wide-ranging historical primer about how mass imprisonment has been a tool of repression deployed against diverse left-wing social movements over the last fifty years. Berger examines some of the most dynamic social movements across half a century: black liberation, Puerto Rican independence, Native American sovereignty, Chicano radicalism, white antiracist and working-class mobilizations, pacifist and antinuclear campaigns, and earth liberation and animal rights. Berger's encyclopedic knowledge of American social movements provides a rich comparative history of numerous social movements that continue to shape contemporary politics. The book also offers a little-heard voice in contemporary critiques of mass incarceration. Rather than seeing the issue of America's prison growth as stemming solely from the war on drugs, Berger locates mass incarceration within a slew of social movements that have provided steep challenges to state power"--Provided by publisher.
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject Imprisonment -- Political aspects -- United States.
Political prisoners -- United States -- History.
Prisoners -- United States.
Prisons -- United States.
Social movements -- United States -- History.
Genre Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc.
Related To Print version: Berger, Dan, 1981- Struggle within. Oakland, CA : PM Press ; Montreal, Quebec, Kersplebedeb, 2014 9781604869552 (OCoLC)872123652
ISBN 9781604869811 (electronic bk.)
160486981X (electronic bk.)

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