The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

January 7, 2020|
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
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<p><strong>Named one of the most important nonfiction books of the 21st century by <em>Entertainment Weekly‚</em> <em>Slate‚</em> <em>Chronicle of Higher Education‚</em> <em>Literary Hub</em>, <em>Book Riot‚</em> and <em>Zora</em></strong></p> <p><strong>A tenth-anniversary edition of the iconic bestseller—“one of the most influential books of the past 20 years,” according to the <em>Chronicle of Higher Education</em>—with a new preface by the author</strong></p> <p><strong>“It is in no small part thanks to Alexander’s account that civil rights organizations such as Black Lives Matter have focused so much of their energy on the criminal justice system.” </strong><br /><strong>—Adam Shatz, <em>London Review of Books</em></strong></p> <p>Seldom does a book have the impact of Michelle Alexander’s <em>The New Jim Crow</em>. Since it was first published in 2010, it has been cited in judicial decisions and has been adopted in campus-wide and community-wide reads; it helped inspire the creation of the Marshall Project and the new $100 million Art for Justice Fund; it has been the winner of numerous prizes, including the prestigious NAACP Image Award; and it has spent nearly 250 weeks on the <em>New York Times</em> bestseller list.</p> <p>Most important of all, it has spawned a whole generation of criminal justice reform activists and organizations motivated by Michelle Alexander’s unforgettable argument that “we have not ended racial caste in America; we have merely redesigned it.” As the <em>Birmingham News</em> proclaimed, it is “undoubtedly the most important book published in this century about the U.S.”</p> <p>Now, ten years after it was first published, The New Press is proud to issue a tenth-anniversary edition with a new preface by Michelle Alexander that discusses the impact the book has had and the state of the criminal justice reform movement today.</p> <p> </p>
<strong>Michelle Alexander</strong> is a highly acclaimed civil rights lawyer, advocate, and legal scholar. She is a former Ford Foundation Senior Fellow and Soros Justice Fellow, has clerked for Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun, and has run the ACLU of Northern California’s Racial Justice Project. Alexa...
Title:The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of ColorblindnessFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:352 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 1.3 inShipping dimensions:352 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 1.3 inPublished:January 7, 2020Publisher:The New PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1620971933

ISBN - 13:9781620971932

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