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From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America
by Elizabeth Hinton

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    Format: Paperback, 464 pages
    Classification: Nonfiction
    ISBN13: 9780674979826
    Imprint: Harvard University Press
    Publisher: Harvard University Press
    Parent Company: Harvard University
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    From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime requires slow and careful reading for anyone seeking to grasp the full implications of this exceedingly well-researched work…The book is vivid with detail and sharp analysis…Hinton’s book is more than an argument; it is a revelation…There are moments that will make your skin crawl…This is history, but the implications for today are striking. Readers will learn how the militarization of the police that we’ve witnessed in Ferguson and elsewhere had roots in the 1960s…A reader cannot help reckoning with the truth that the problem of police brutality and mass incarceration won’t be remedied with technology and training. Those of us who believe in the principles of democracy and justice would do well to witness, as detailed in Hinton’s pages, the shameful theft of liberty in this so-called land of the free.—Imani Perry "New York Times Book Review" (5/29/2016 12:00:00 AM)


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