Ain't Scared of Your Jail: Arrest, Imprisonment, and the Civil Rights Movement (New Perspectives on the History of the South)

Ain't Scared of Your Jail: Arrest, Imprisonment, and the Civil Rights Movement (New Perspectives on the History of the South)

By: Zoe A. Colley (author)Paperback

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In this book, Zoe Colley follows civil rights activists inside the southern jails and prisons to explore their treatment and the different responses that civil rights organisations had to mass arrest and imprisonment. While some found imprisonment to be an energising or inspiring experience and celebrated jail-going as liberating and honourable, others struggled to find a positive value.By drawing together the narratives of many individuals and organisations, Colley places imprisonment at the forefront of civil rights history and shows how these attitudes toward arrest continue to impact contemporary society and shape strategies for civil disobedience.

About Author

Zoe A. Colley is lecturer in American history at the University of Dundee.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780813042411
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 160
  • ID: 9780813042411
  • ISBN10: 0813042410

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