The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander audiobook

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, 10th Anniversary Edition

By Michelle Alexander
Introduction written by Cornel West
Read by Karen Chilton

Recorded Books, Inc.
16.95 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781464048258

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Seldom does a book have the impact of Michelle Alexanders The New Jim Crow. 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 New York Times bestseller list. Most important of all, it has spawned a whole generation of criminal justice reform activists and organizations motivated by Michelle Alexanders unforgettable argument that we have not ended racial caste in America; we have merely redesigned it. As the Birmingham News proclaimed, it is undoubtedly the most important book published in this century about the U.S. 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.

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller in Paperback

A Slate Magazine Best Book in Nonfiction of the Last 25 Years

An Amazon.com bestseller

A Literary Hub Pick of Best Books of the Decade

A Shondaland Pick of Best Books for Black History Month

Seldom does a book have the impact of Michelle Alexanders The New Jim Crow. 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 New York Times bestseller list. Most important of all, it has spawned a whole generation of criminal justice reform activists and organizations motivated by Michelle Alexanders unforgettable argument that we have not ended racial caste in America; we have merely redesigned it. As the Birmingham News proclaimed, it is undoubtedly the most important book published in this century about the U.S. 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“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.” Forbes
“In quiet yet forceful writing Alexander, a legal scholar, outlines how the Reagan government exploited 1980s hysteria over crack cocaine to demonize the black population so that ‘black’ and ‘crime’ became interchangeable. It was a war—not on drugs—but on black people.” The Guardian (London)
“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.” Newsweek
“Carefully researched, deeply engaging, and thoroughly readable.” Publishers Weekly
“Explosive…alarming, provocative, and convincing.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Michelle Alexander

Author Bio: Michelle Alexander

Michelle Alexander is a civil rights advocate and litigator, winning a 2005 Soros Justice Fellowship, and she holds a joint appointment at the Moritz College of Law and the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at Ohio State University. She served for several years as the director of the Racial Justice Project at the ACLU of Northern California, which spearheaded the national campaign against racial profiling.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Social Science
Runtime: 16.95
Audience: Adult
Language: English