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The Resource Blood in the water : the Attica prison uprising of 1971 and its legacy, Heather Ann Thompson

Blood in the water : the Attica prison uprising of 1971 and its legacy, Heather Ann Thompson

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Blood in the water : the Attica prison uprising of 1971 and its legacy
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Blood in the water
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the Attica prison uprising of 1971 and its legacy
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Heather Ann Thompson
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eng
Summary
"Historian Heather Ann Thompson offers the first definitive telling of the Attica prison uprising, the state's violent response, and the victims' decades-long quest for justice--in time for the forty-fifth anniversary of the events"--
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  • New York Times Notable Book, 2016
  • Pulitzer Prize for History, 2017.
Review
/* Starred Review */ Thompson (Whose Detroit?), a University of Michigan historian with expertise in mass incarceration, brilliantly exposes the realities of the Attica prison uprising, in which 43 prisoners and guards were killed. Writing with cinematic clarity from meticulously sourced material, Thompson describes the uprising and its causes as well as the violent retaking of the prison grounds by police and correction officers. These events form the backdrop for the decades-long tale of New York State's cynical, politically driven prosecutions of inmates caught in the uprising, and the state's parallel effort to suppress attempts to expose the criminal conduct of law enforcement during and after the suppression of the rebellion. Thompson unmasks the government misconduct that delayed reparations for both inmates and correction officer hostages who were killed or wounded by law enforcement during the chaotic events. The excruciating detail underscores the dangers of governmental abuse of power. As the long drama unfolds many heroes arise, including members of the truth-seeking press and the lawyers who doggedly helped the unpopular inmates to secure a $12 million settlement. The villains include venal prosecutors and politicians who engaged in a classic cover-up. Thompson's superb and thorough study serves as a powerful tale of the search for justice in the face of the abuses of institutional power. (Sept.)
			 --Staff (Reviewed 08/29/2016) (Publishers Weekly, vol 263, issue 35, p)
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1963-
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Thompson, Heather Ann
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365/.974793
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  • illustrations
  • maps
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index present
LC call number
HV9475.N716
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T46 2016
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non fiction
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  • Attica Prison
  • Attica Prison
  • Prison riots
  • HISTORY
  • LAW
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Prison riots
  • New York (State)
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the Attica prison uprising of 1971 and its legacy
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Blood in the water : the Attica prison uprising of 1971 and its legacy, Heather Ann Thompson
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 579-684) and index
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1648181
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25 cm
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xvii, 724 pages
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9780375423222
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2016000477
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rdamedia
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illustrations, maps
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  • (Sirsi) i9780375423222
  • (OCoLC)945169854
Label
Blood in the water : the Attica prison uprising of 1971 and its legacy, Heather Ann Thompson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 579-684) 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
Control code
1648181
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 724 pages
Isbn
9780375423222
Lccn
2016000477
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780375423222
  • (OCoLC)945169854

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