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The Resource Black silent majority : the Rockefeller drug laws and the politics of punishment, Michael Javen Fortner

Black silent majority : the Rockefeller drug laws and the politics of punishment, Michael Javen Fortner

Label
Black silent majority : the Rockefeller drug laws and the politics of punishment
Title
Black silent majority
Title remainder
the Rockefeller drug laws and the politics of punishment
Statement of responsibility
Michael Javen Fortner
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Often seen as a political sop to the racial fears of white voters, aggressive policing and draconian sentencing for illegal drug possession and related crimes have led to the imprisonment of millions of African Americans--far in excess of their representation in the population as a whole. Michael Javen Fortner [argues] that these punitive policies also enjoyed the support of many working-class and middle-class blacks, who were angry about decline and disorder in their communities. [His book examines] the role African Americans played in creating today's system of mass incarceration"--Dust jacket flap
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1979-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fortner, Michael Javen
Dewey number
364.1/3365089960730747
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV9955.N7
LC item number
F67 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Discrimination in criminal justice administration
  • African American criminals
  • Drug control
  • African Americans
  • Middle class
  • Rockefeller, Nelson Aldrich
  • African American criminals
  • African Americans
  • Discrimination in criminal justice administration
  • Drug control
  • Middle class
  • New York (State)
  • New York (Etats-Unis, état)
Label
Black silent majority : the Rockefeller drug laws and the politics of punishment, Michael Javen Fortner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-333) 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 : the reign of criminal terror must be stopped now -- Rights and wreckage in postwar Harlem -- Black junkies, white do-gooders, and the Metcalf-Volker Act of 1962 -- Reverend Dempsey's crusade and the rise of involuntary commitment in 1966 -- Black silent majority -- King heroin and the development of the drug laws in 1973 -- Race, place, and the tumultuous 1960s and 1970s -- Conclusion : liberal sentiments to conservative acts
Control code
906027953
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 350 pages
Isbn
9780674743991
Lccn
2015012136
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)906027953
Label
Black silent majority : the Rockefeller drug laws and the politics of punishment, Michael Javen Fortner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-333) 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 : the reign of criminal terror must be stopped now -- Rights and wreckage in postwar Harlem -- Black junkies, white do-gooders, and the Metcalf-Volker Act of 1962 -- Reverend Dempsey's crusade and the rise of involuntary commitment in 1966 -- Black silent majority -- King heroin and the development of the drug laws in 1973 -- Race, place, and the tumultuous 1960s and 1970s -- Conclusion : liberal sentiments to conservative acts
Control code
906027953
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii, 350 pages
Isbn
9780674743991
Lccn
2015012136
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)906027953

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