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Uprising: Understanding Attica, Revolution, and the Incarceration State

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In September 1971, the bloodiest prison riot in American history took place in sleepy upstate New York town of Attica. Yet most of that blood was spilled not by the inmates who took over Attica Correctional Facility during four desperate days, but by the state's governor and future vice president Nelson Rockefeller.

This is the personal story of what those days were like, w
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Kindle Edition, 66 pages
Published September 2nd 2011 by Amalgamated
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Mara
On September 9th,1971, when the inmates of the Attica Prison took control of the facility, a committee of prisoners drew up a list of demands that were included in their Declaration to the People of America read aloud by L.D. Barkley. Item five included the presence of certain witnesses and observers, including this book's author, Clarence B. Jones (below). Word of this request reached Jones by way of what was effectively an APB on the radio, and, after a brief call from a phone booth with ...more
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Oct 21, 2011 rated it really liked it
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This is a Kindle Single so it's a quick read and highly recommended for anyone with any interest in social justice, civil rights, racism in America, or just U.S. history. It contains a short and fascinating account of the prison riot at Attica Prison in upstate NY in 1971, as well as some interesting comments on how that uprising fit into the cultural and historical context of the time. Because this Single is so short, the attempts to connect the Attica uprising with the problems of today and th ...more
Dash Williams
A brisk, well-written read that is has a cinematic element; at least in the first half of the book. The author is confident and speaks with authority and a clear tone. The second half of this Kindle Single could stand to be fleshed out, but that doesn't appreciably deduct from my enjoyment of this book. I would recommend it to anyone with an interest in America's prison system and the radical political movements that held America in rapt attention during the turbulent 1970s.
Brandon
Sep 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
An interesting perspective on the Attica prison riot. Quick read.
SweetPea
Provides interesting insight into the Attica uprising and the author provides his view on the event and the prison system subsequent to it.
Amanda Itliong
Oct 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing
A must read for anyone interested in our prison system and a great read for everyone interested in Social Justice, Negotiation, and the Sociology of Power.
Gretchen
Mar 25, 2015 rated it liked it
An interesting perspective on a horrific incident, but also somewhat self-serving? And also not published until pretty much no repercussions could be had. Maybe I am too cynical.
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