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Ain't scared of your jail : arrest, imprisonment, and the civil rights movement, Zoe A. Colley

Label
Ain't scared of your jail : arrest, imprisonment, and the civil rights movement
Title
Ain't scared of your jail
Title remainder
arrest, imprisonment, and the civil rights movement
Statement of responsibility
Zoe A. Colley
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • An exploration of the impact on imprisonment of individuals involved in the Civil Rights Movement as a whole
  • "Beyond Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Letters from the Birmingham Jail," there has been little discussion on the incarceration experiences of civil rights activists. In her debut book, Zoe Colley does what no historian has done before by following civil rights activists inside the southern jails and prisons to explore their treatment and the different responses that civil rights organizations had to mass arrest and imprisonment. Colley focuses on the shift in philosophical and strategic responses of civil rights protestors from seeing jail as something to be avoided to seeing it as a way to further the cause. Imprisonment became a way to expose the evils of segregation, and highlighted to the rest of American society the injustice of southern racism. By drawing together the narratives of many individuals and organizations, Colley paints a clearer picture of how the incarceration of civil rights activists helped shape the course of the movement. She places imprisonment at the forefront of civil rights history and shows how these new attitudes toward arrest continue to impact contemporary society and shape strategies for civil disobedience."--Publisher's website
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FUG/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Colley, Zoe A
Dewey number
323.1196/073
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.615
LC item number
.C6434 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
New perspectives on the history of the South
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • Civil rights movements
  • Imprisonment
  • Afroamericanos
  • Movimientos de derechos civiles
  • Encarcelamiento
Label
Ain't scared of your jail : arrest, imprisonment, and the civil rights movement, Zoe A. Colley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 121-153) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An American Negro Gandhi? -- Jail-no-bail! -- From sit-ins to jail-ins -- The middle of the iceberg -- This lousy hole -- You can't jail the revolution
Control code
ocn778416781
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 158 pages
Isbn
9780813042411
Lccn
2012031679
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40021751900
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780813042411
  • (OCoLC)778416781
Label
Ain't scared of your jail : arrest, imprisonment, and the civil rights movement, Zoe A. Colley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 121-153) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An American Negro Gandhi? -- Jail-no-bail! -- From sit-ins to jail-ins -- The middle of the iceberg -- This lousy hole -- You can't jail the revolution
Control code
ocn778416781
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 158 pages
Isbn
9780813042411
Lccn
2012031679
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40021751900
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780813042411
  • (OCoLC)778416781

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