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A bound woman is a dangerous thing : the incarceration of African American women from Harriet Tubman to Sandra Bland / DaMaris B. Hill.

Hill, DaMaris B., (author.).

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Pease Public Library 305.4889 HILL 34598000853955 Non-Fiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781635572612
  • ISBN: 1635572614
  • Physical Description: xviii, 163 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019.

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For black American women, the experience of being bound has taken many forms: from the bondage of slavery to the Reconstruction-era criminalization of women; from the brutal constraints of Jim Crow to our own era's prison industrial complex, where between 1980 and 2014, the number of incarcerated women increased by 700%.* For those women who lived and died resisting the dehumanization of confinement--physical, social, intellectual--the threat of being bound was real, constant, and lethal. From Harriet Tubman to Assata Shakur, Ida B. Wells to Sandra Bland and Black Lives Matter, black women freedom fighters have braved violence, scorn, despair, and isolation in order to lodge their protests. In A Bound Woman Is a Dangerous Thing, DaMaris Hill honors their experiences with at times harrowing, at times hopeful responses to her heroes, illustrated with black-and-white photographs throughout.
Subject: African American women > Social conditions.
African American women > Effect of imprisonment on.
Women slaves.
United States > Race relations.
Racism > United States.

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