The New Jim Crow (Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness – 10th Anniversary Edition)

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Named one of the most important nonfiction books of the 21st century by Entertainment Weekly‚ Slate‚ Chronicle of Higher Eduction‚ Literary Hub, Book Riot‚ and Zora A tenth-anniversary edition of the iconic bestseller—“one of the most influential books of the past 20 years,” according to the Chronicle of Higher Education—with a new preface by the author “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.” —Adam Shatz, London Review of Books Seldom does a book have the impact of Michelle Alexander’s 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 Alexander’s 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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Named one of the vital essential nonfiction books of the 21st century by Leisure Weekly‚ Slate‚ Chronicle of Greater Eduction‚ Literary Hub, Ebook Riot‚ and Zora A tenth-anniversary version of the enduring bestseller—“one of the vital influential books of the previous 20 years,” in accordance with the Chronicle of Greater Schooling—with a brand new preface by the writer “It’s in no small half due to Alexander’s account that civil rights organizations equivalent to Black Lives Matter have targeted a lot of their power on the prison justice system.” —Adam Shatz, London Assessment of Books Seldom does a guide have the impression of Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow. Because it was first revealed in 2010, it has been cited in judicial selections and has been adopted in campus-wide and community-wide reads; it helped encourage the creation of the Marshall Challenge and the brand new $100 million Artwork for Justice Fund; it has been the winner of quite a few prizes, together with the celebrated NAACP Picture Award; and it has spent almost 250 weeks on the New York Instances bestseller listing. Most essential of all, it has spawned an entire era of prison justice reform activists and organizations motivated by Michelle Alexander’s unforgettable argument that “we have now not ended racial caste in America; we have now merely redesigned it.” Because the Birmingham Information proclaimed, it’s “undoubtedly a very powerful guide revealed on this century concerning the U.S.” Now, ten years after it was first revealed, The New Press is proud to difficulty a tenth-anniversary version with a brand new preface by Michelle Alexander that discusses the impression the guide has had and the state of the prison justice reform motion at present.  

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