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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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Author
Subject
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, the prisoners negotiated with officials for improved conditions during the four long days and nights that followed. On September 13, the state abruptly sent hundreds of heavily armed troopers and correction officers to retake the prison by force. Their gunfire killed thirty-nine men--hostages as well as prisoners--and severely wounded more than one hundred others. In the ensuing hours, weeks, and months, troopers and officers brutally retaliated against the prisoners. Ultimately, New York State authorities prosecuted only the prisoners, never once bringing charges against the officials involved in the retaking and its aftermath and neglecting to provide support to the survivors and the families of the men who had been killed. Drawing from more than a decade of extensive research, historian Heather Ann Thompson sheds new light on every aspect of the uprising and its legacy, giving voice to all those who took part in this 45-year fight for justice: prisoners, former hostages, families of the victims, lawyers and judges, and state officials and members of law enforcement. This book is the first full account of one of the most important civil rights stories of the last century.--Adapted from dust jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
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Thompson, Heather Ann
Dewey number
365/.974793
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV9475.N716
LC item number
T46 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Prison riots
  • Attica Prison
  • HISTORY
  • LAW
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
Label
Blood in the water : the Attica Prison uprising of 1971 and its legacy, Heather Ann Thompson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Map on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 579-684) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The tinderbox -- Power and politics unleashed -- The sound before the fury -- Retribution and reprisals unimagined -- Reckonings and reactions -- Inquiries and diversions -- Justice on trial -- Blowing the whistle -- David and Goliath -- A final fight
Control code
1682325
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 physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1682325
  • (Sirsi) 1682325
  • (OCoLC)945169854
Label
Blood in the water : the Attica Prison uprising of 1971 and its legacy, Heather Ann Thompson
Publication
Note
Map on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 579-684) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The tinderbox -- Power and politics unleashed -- The sound before the fury -- Retribution and reprisals unimagined -- Reckonings and reactions -- Inquiries and diversions -- Justice on trial -- Blowing the whistle -- David and Goliath -- A final fight
Control code
1682325
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 physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1682325
  • (Sirsi) 1682325
  • (OCoLC)945169854

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