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If We Must Die: From Bigger Thomas to Biggie Smalls (African American Life)

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In "If We Must Die: From Bigger Thomas to Biggie Smalls, " author Aim? J. Ellis argues that throughout slavery, the Jim Crow era, and more recently in the proliferation of the prison industrial complex, the violent threat of death has functioned as a coercive disciplinary practice of social control over black men. In this provocative volume, Ellis delves into a variety of ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published June 15th 2011 by Wayne State University Press
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