The New Abolitionists
(neo)Slave Narratives and Contemporary Prison Writings
ISBN10: 0791464865 ISBN13: 9780791464861 Publisher: State Univ of New York Pr Published: Jul 7 2005 Pages: 337 Weight: 1.14lbs. Height: 8.75" Width: 5.75" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
This collection of essays and interviews provides a frank look at the nature and purposes of prisons in the United States from the perspective of the prisoners. Written by Native American, African American, Latino, Asian, and European American prisoners, the book examines captivity and democracy, the racial "other," gender and violence, and the stigma of a suspect humanity. Contributors include those incarcerated for social and political acts, such as conscientious objection, antiwar activism, black liberation, and gang activities. Among those interviewed are Philip Berrigan, Marilyn Buck, Angela Y. Davis, George Jackson, and Laura Whitehorn.