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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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, during the four long days and nights that followed, the inmates negotiated with state officials for improved living conditions. On September 13, the state abruptly ended talks and sent hundreds of heavily armed state troopers and corrections officers to retake the prison by force. In the ensuing gunfire, thirty-nine men were killed -- hostages as well as prisoners -- and close to one hundred were severely injured. After the prison was secured, troopers and officers brutally retaliated against the prisoners during the weeks that followed. For decades afterward, instead of charging any state employee who had committed murder or carried out egregious human rights abuses, New York officials prosecuted only the prisoners and failed to provide necessary support to the hostage survivors or the families of any of the men who'd been killed. Heather Ann Thompson explores every aspect of the uprising and its legacy from the perspectives of all of those involved in this forty-five-year fight for justice: the prisoners, the state officials, the lawyers on both sides, the state troopers and corrections officers, and the families of the slain men
Awards note
  • Bancroft Prize in American History and Diplomacy, 2017
  • Finalist, National Book Award for Nonfiction, 2016
Cataloging source
DLC
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1963-
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Thompson, Heather Ann
Dewey number
365/.974793
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Attica Prison
  • Prison riots
  • Prisoners
Label
Blood in the water : the Attica prison uprising of 1971 and its legacy, Heather Ann Thompson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 579-684) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: State secrets -- The tinderbox: Frank "Big Black" Smith -- Power and politics unleashed: Michael Smith -- The sound before the fury: Tom Wicker -- Retribution and reprisals unimagined: Tony Strollo -- Reckonings and reactions: Robert Douglass -- Inquiries and diversions: Anthony Simonetti -- Justice on trial: Ernest Goodman -- Blowing the whistle: Malcolm Bell -- David and Goliath: Elizabeth Fink -- A final fight: Deanne Quinn Miller
Control code
ocn945169854
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 724 pages
Isbn
9780375423222
Lccn
2016000477
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026553105
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Blood in the water : the Attica prison uprising of 1971 and its legacy, Heather Ann Thompson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 579-684) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: State secrets -- The tinderbox: Frank "Big Black" Smith -- Power and politics unleashed: Michael Smith -- The sound before the fury: Tom Wicker -- Retribution and reprisals unimagined: Tony Strollo -- Reckonings and reactions: Robert Douglass -- Inquiries and diversions: Anthony Simonetti -- Justice on trial: Ernest Goodman -- Blowing the whistle: Malcolm Bell -- David and Goliath: Elizabeth Fink -- A final fight: Deanne Quinn Miller
Control code
ocn945169854
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 724 pages
Isbn
9780375423222
Lccn
2016000477
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026553105
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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