Soledad Brother

Author: George Jackson
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1613742894
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A collection of Jackson's letters from prison, "Soledad Brother" is an outspoken condemnation of the racism of white America and a powerful appraisal of the prison system that failed to break his spirit but eventually took his life. Jackson's letters make palpable the intense feelings of anger and rebellion that filled black men in America's prisons in the 1960s. But even removed from the social and political firestorms of the 1960s, Jackson's story still resonates for its portrait of a man taking a stand even while locked down.

Blood in My Eye

Author: George Jackson
Publisher: Black Classic Press
ISBN: 9780933121232
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Originally published: New York: Random House, 1972.

Constructions of Black Panther Masculinity

Author: Clara Briefs
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 9783643902740
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Looking at Black Panther member George Jackson's prison letters, which were published as Soledad Brother in 1970, this book examines the construction of black male identities in 1960s America. Marginalized by white middle class masculinity, Jackson considers himself disempowered and emasculated. However, his very own concepts of black masculinity and femininity are determined by stereotypes taken from white culture. Although George Jackson, as a radical activist, fights against white supremacy, he orients himself around the gender dichotomy established by the very powers he is resisting. (Series: Gender - Culture - Society - Geschlecht - Kultur - Gesellschaft - Vol. 16)

Brothers and Keepers

Author: John Edgar Wideman
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618509638
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In a study that is part autobiography and part social history, the author documents the life of his younger brother, Robby, who has been imprisoned for life without parole, discussing the reasons for his own success and his brother's tragedy. Reprint.

America Is the Prison

Author: Lee Bernstein
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 0807898325
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In the 1970s, while politicians and activists outside prisons debated the proper response to crime, incarcerated people helped shape those debates though a broad range of remarkable political and literary writings. Lee Bernstein explores the forces that sparked a dramatic "prison art renaissance," shedding light on how incarcerated people produced powerful works of writing, performance, and visual art. These included everything from George Jackson's revolutionary Soledad Brother to Miguel Pinero's acclaimed off-Broadway play and Hollywood film Short Eyes. An extraordinary range of prison programs--fine arts, theater, secondary education, and prisoner-run programs--allowed the voices of prisoners to influence the Black Arts Movement, the Nuyorican writers, "New Journalism," and political theater, among the most important aesthetic contributions of the decade. By the 1980s and '90s, prisoners' educational and artistic programs were scaled back or eliminated as the "war on crime" escalated. But by then these prisoners' words had crossed over the wall, helping many Americans to rethink the meaning of the walls themselves and, ultimately, the meaning of the society that produced them.

An Atlas of the Difficult World Poems 1988 1991

Author: Adrienne Rich
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393345742
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Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. In this, her thirteenth book of verse, the author of "The Dream of a Common Language" and "Snapshots of a Daughter-in-Law" writes of war, oppression, the future, death, mystery, love and the magic of poetry.

Assata

Author: Assata Shakur
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.
ISBN: 1783606819
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'Deftly written...a spellbinding tale.' The New York Times In 2013 Assata Shakur, founding member of the Black Liberation Army, former Black Panther and godmother of Tupac Shakur, became the first ever woman to make the FBI's most wanted terrorist list. Assata Shakur's trial and conviction for the murder of a white state trooper in the spring of 1973 divided America. Her case quickly became emblematic of race relations and police brutality in the USA. While Assata's detractors continue to label her a ruthless killer, her defenders cite her as the victim of a systematic, racist campaign to criminalize and suppress black nationalist organizations. This intensely personal and political autobiography reveals a sensitive and gifted woman. With wit and candour Assata recounts the formative experiences that led her to embrace a life of activism. With pained awareness she portrays the strengths, weaknesses and eventual demise of black and white revolutionary groups at the hands of the state. A major contribution to the history of black liberation, destined to take its place alongside The Autobiography of Malcolm X and the works of Maya Angelou.

Captive Nation

Author: Dan Berger
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469618249
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Captive Nation: Black Prison Organizing in the Civil Rights Era

A Hundred Little Hitlers

Author: Elinor Langer
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312423636
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A look at the neo-Nazi movement in America offers a disturbing portrayal of skinheads in the United States, the twisted lives they lead, and the danger they pose to American freedom.