The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
Author: Alexander, Michelle
Brand: The New Press
Edition: 10th Anniversary ed.
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‚</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> Review <p>“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.”—<strong><em>Forbes</em></strong><br /> <br /> “Alexander is absolutely right to fight for what she describes as a ‘much-needed conversation’ about the wide-ranging social costs and divisive racial impact of our criminal-justice policies.”—<strong>Ellis Cose, <em>Newsweek</em></strong><br /> <br /> “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.”—<strong><em>Daily Kos</em></strong><br /> <br /> “Many critics have cast doubt on the proclamations of racism’s erasure in the Obama era, but few have presented a case as powerful as Alexander’s.”—<strong><em>In These Times</em></strong><br /> <br /> “Carefully researched, deeply engaging, and thoroughly readable.”—<strong><em>Publishers Weekly</em></strong><br /> <br /> “[Written] with rare clarity, depth, and candor.”—<strong><em>Counterpunch</em></strong><br /> <br /> “A call to action for everyone concerned with racial justice and an important tool for anyone concerned with understanding and dismantling this oppressive system.”—<strong><em>Sojourne
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