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A Bound Woman is a Dangerous Thing : : the Incarceration of African American Women From Harriet Tubman to Sandra Bland

Hill, DaMaris B. Book - 2019 305.48 Hi, Black Studies 305.48 Hi, Adult Book / Nonfiction / History / United States / General / Hill, DaMaris B. 5 On Shelf No requests on this item Community Rating: 3.5 out of 5

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For black American women, the experience of being bound has taken many forms: from the bondage of slavery to the Reconstruction-era criminalization of women; from the brutal constraints of Jim Crow to our own era's prison industrial complex, where between 1980 and 2014, the number of incarcerated women increased by 700%.* For those women who lived and died resisting the dehumanization of confinement--physical, social, intellectual--the threat of being bound was real, constant, and lethal. From Harriet Tubman to Assata Shakur, Ida B. Wells to Sandra Bland and Black Lives Matter, black women freedom fighters have braved violence, scorn, despair, and isolation in order to lodge their protests. In A Bound Woman Is a Dangerous Thing, DaMaris Hill honors their experiences with at times harrowing, at times hopeful responses to her heroes, illustrated with black-and-white photographs throughout.

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PUBLISHED
New York : Bloomsbury (Firm), 2019.
Year Published: 2019
Description: xviii, 163 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Language: English
Format: Book

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
9781635572612
1635572614

SUBJECTS
African American women -- Social conditions.
African American women -- Effect of imprisonment on.
Women slaves.
Racism -- United States.
United States -- Race relations.