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The Resource Blood in the water : the Attica prison uprising of 1971 and its legacy, Heather Ann Thompson

Blood in the water : the Attica prison uprising of 1971 and its legacy, Heather Ann Thompson

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Blood in the water : the Attica prison uprising of 1971 and its legacy
Title
Blood in the water
Title remainder
the Attica prison uprising of 1971 and its legacy
Statement of responsibility
Heather Ann Thompson
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • On September 9, 1971, nearly 1,300 prisoners took over the Attica Correctional Facility in upstate New York to protest years of mistreatment. Holding guards and civilian employees hostage, the prisoners negotiated with officials for improved conditions during the four long days and nights that followed. On September 13, the state abruptly sent hundreds of heavily armed troopers and correction officers to retake the prison by force. Their gunfire killed thirty-nine men--hostages as well as prisoners--and severely wounded more than one hundred others. In the ensuing hours, weeks, and months, troopers and officers brutally retaliated against the prisoners. Ultimately, New York State authorities prosecuted only the prisoners, never once bringing charges against the officials involved in the retaking and its aftermath and neglecting to provide support to the survivors and the families of the men who had been killed. Drawing from more than a decade of extensive research, historian Heather Ann Thompson sheds new light on every aspect of the uprising and its legacy, giving voice to all those who took part in this 45-year fight for justice: prisoners, former hostages, families of the victims, lawyers and judges, and state officials and members of law enforcement. This book is the first full account of one of the most important civil rights stories of the last century.--Adapted from dust jacket
  • "Historian Heather Ann Thompson offers the first definitive telling of the Attica prison uprising, the state's violent response, and the victims' decades-long quest for justice--in time for the forty-fifth anniversary of the events"--
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TEFOD
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1963-
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Thompson, Heather Ann
Dewey number
365/.974793
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV9475.N716
LC item number
T46 2016eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Attica Prison
  • Attica Prison
  • Prison riots
  • HISTORY
  • LAW
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Prison riots
  • New York (State)
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Penology
Label
Blood in the water : the Attica prison uprising of 1971 and its legacy, Heather Ann Thompson
Link
http://calgary.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=B6E32C6F-14A5-433B-A631-DC14BADA3791
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Map on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The tinderbox -- Power and politics unleashed -- The sound before the fury -- Retribution and reprisals unimagined -- Reckonings and reactions -- Inquiries and diversions -- Justice on trial -- Blowing the whistle -- David and Goliath -- A final fight
Control code
ocn957265799
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 724 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781101871324
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
B6E32C6F-14A5-433B-A631-DC14BADA3791
System control number
(OCoLC)957265799
Label
Blood in the water : the Attica prison uprising of 1971 and its legacy, Heather Ann Thompson
Link
http://calgary.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=B6E32C6F-14A5-433B-A631-DC14BADA3791
Publication
Copyright
Note
Map on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The tinderbox -- Power and politics unleashed -- The sound before the fury -- Retribution and reprisals unimagined -- Reckonings and reactions -- Inquiries and diversions -- Justice on trial -- Blowing the whistle -- David and Goliath -- A final fight
Control code
ocn957265799
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 724 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781101871324
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
B6E32C6F-14A5-433B-A631-DC14BADA3791
System control number
(OCoLC)957265799
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