Journals Higher Education

$24.95

Paperback

11 August 2014

280 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199892808


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The First Civil Right

How Liberals Built Prison America

Naomi Murakawa

Studies in Postwar American Political Development

  • radically reshapes our understanding of why America has such a disproportionately large prison population
  • groundbreaking explanation of how Civil Rights-era liberalism laid the foundations for the American carceral state
  • traces the historical trajectory of race and imprisonment from the 1940s to the present
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