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

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SKU: 1620971933

Author: Alexander, Michelle

Brand: The New Press

Edition: 10th Anniversary ed.

Binding: Paperback

Number Of Pages: 352

Release Date: 07-01-2020

Details: Product Description <p><strong>Named one of the most important nonfiction books of the 21st century by <em>Entertainment Weekly&sbquo;</em>&nbsp;<em>Slate&sbquo;</em>&nbsp;<em>Chronicle of Higher Education&sbquo;</em>&nbsp;<em>Literary Hub</em>, <em>Book Riot&sbquo;</em>&nbsp;and <em>Zora</em></strong></p> <p><strong>A tenth-anniversary edition of the iconic bestseller&mdash;&ldquo;one of the most influential books of the past 20 years,&rdquo; according to the <em>Chronicle of Higher Education</em>&mdash;with a new preface by the author</strong></p> <p><strong>&ldquo;It is in no small part thanks to Alexander&rsquo;s account that civil rights organizations such as Black Lives Matter have focused so much of their energy on the criminal justice system.&rdquo;&nbsp;</strong><br /><strong>&mdash;Adam Shatz, <em>London Review of Books</em></strong></p> <p>Seldom does a book have the impact of Michelle Alexander&rsquo;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&rsquo;s unforgettable argument that &ldquo;we have not ended racial caste in America; we have merely redesigned it.&rdquo; As the <em>Birmingham News</em> proclaimed, it is &ldquo;undoubtedly the most important book published in this century about the U.S.&rdquo;</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>&nbsp;</p> Review <p>&ldquo;Devastating. . . . Alexander does a fine job of truth-telling, pointing a finger where it rightly should be pointed: at all of us, liberal and conservative, white and black.&rdquo;&mdash;<strong><em>Forbes</em></strong><br /> <br /> &ldquo;Alexander is absolutely right to fight for what she describes as a &lsquo;much-needed conversation&rsquo; about the wide-ranging social costs and divisive racial impact of our criminal-justice policies.&rdquo;&mdash;<strong>Ellis Cose, <em>Newsweek</em></strong><br /> <br /> &ldquo;Invaluable . . . a timely and stunning guide to the labyrinth of propaganda, discrimination, and racist policies masquerading under other names that comprises what we call justice in America.&rdquo;&mdash;<strong><em>Daily Kos</em></strong><br /> <br /> &ldquo;Many critics have cast doubt on the proclamations of racism&rsquo;s erasure in the Obama era, but few have presented a case as powerful as Alexander&rsquo;s.&rdquo;&mdash;<strong><em>In These Times</em></strong><br /> <br /> &ldquo;Carefully researched, deeply engaging, and thoroughly readable.&rdquo;&mdash;<strong><em>Publishers Weekly</em></strong><br /> <br /> &ldquo;[Written] with rare clarity, depth, and candor.&rdquo;&mdash;<strong><em>Counterpunch</em></strong><br /> <br /> &ldquo;A call to action for everyone concerned with racial justice and an important tool for anyone concerned with understanding and dismantling this oppressive system.&rdquo;&mdash;<strong><em>Sojourne

Package Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 1.3 inches

Languages: English