The Struggle Within: Prisons, Political Prisoners, and Mass Movements in the United States

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The Struggle Within: Prisons, Political Prisoners, and Mass Movements in the United States

The Struggle Within Prisons Political Prisoners and Mass Movements in the United States An accessible yet wide ranging historical primer The Struggle Within discusses how mass imprisonment has been a state sponsered tool of repression deployed against diverse left wing social movements

  • Title: The Struggle Within: Prisons, Political Prisoners, and Mass Movements in the United States
  • Author: Dan Berger Ruth Wilson Gilmore dream hampton
  • ISBN: 9781604869552
  • Page: 206
  • Format: Paperback
  • An accessible yet wide ranging historical primer, The Struggle Within discusses how mass imprisonment has been a state sponsered tool of repression deployed against diverse, left wing social movements over the last 50 years Author Dan Berger goes on to examine some of the most dynamic social movements across half a century, including black liberation, Puerto Rican indepenAn accessible yet wide ranging historical primer, The Struggle Within discusses how mass imprisonment has been a state sponsered tool of repression deployed against diverse, left wing social movements over the last 50 years Author Dan Berger goes on to examine some of the most dynamic social movements across half a century, including black liberation, Puerto Rican independence, Native American sovereignty, Chicano radicalism, white antiracist and working class mobilizations, pacifist and antinuclear campaigns, earth liberation, and animal rights Berger s encyclopedic knowledge of social movements in the United States provides a rich comparative history of numerous campaigns that continue to shape contemporary politics The book also offers a little heard voice in contemporary critiques of mass incarceration by investigation how mass incarcerations have occurred within a slew of social movements that have provided steep challenges to state power.

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    1. Alan Mills on said:

      Berger combines a survey of political resistance from the 60's through the present, and the consistent use of the criminal law to disrupt, and at times destroy, those movements. He then links all of this to the growing movement against mass incarceration.A large part of the purpose of this book is to remind us of the continuity of resistance over the last 50 years, how little it takes to end up imprisoned for decades, and how important it is that those who remain in the struggle remember those w [...]

    2. Kony on said:

      I enjoyed the introduction, conclusion, and afterword, which briefly rhapsodize about the radical visions that don't really get fleshed out in the main chapters. Unfortunately, the meat of this book reads like my high school AP exam review books: laundry lists of names, dates, and happenings, with minimal narrative. I picked up this slim volume with the goal of quickly educating myself about the history of radical American prisoners, and I came away realizing that this goal can't be achieved qui [...]

    3. Rallie on said:

      When I say this is a "light read", I'm by no means referring to the subject matter. Rather, Berger manages to convey the complex history of the use of incarceration to repress political dissidence in the United States. It's a good survey of political history, both for beginners and for those wanting a quick overview of the various players in resistance movements within and against the prison.

    4. Trevor on said:

      An interesting history of some of the radical left movements in the United States and the tactics used by the federal government to fight them.

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