The Struggle Within: Prisons, Political Prisoners, and Mass Movements in the United States

By: Berger, Dan

Price: $12.95

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: New


Brand New; satisfaction guaranteed. Trade paperback binding. The Struggle Within is an accessible yet wide-ranging historical primer about how mass imprisonment has been a tool of repression deployed against diverse left-wing social movements over the last fifty years. Berger examines some of the most dynamic social movements across half a century: black liberation, Puerto Rican independence, Native American sovereignty, Chicano radicalism, white antiracist and working-class mobilizations, pacifist and antinuclear campaigns, and earth liberation and animal rights.Berger?s encyclopedic knowledge of American social movements provides a rich comparative history of numerous social movements that continue to shape contemporary politics. The book also offers a little-heard voice in contemporary critiques of mass incarceration. Rather than seeing the issue of America?s prison growth as stemming solely from the war on drugs, Berger locates mass incarceration within a slew of social movements that have provided steep challenges to state power.


More Description


An accessible yet wide-ranging historical primer, "The Struggle Within" discusses how mass imprisonment has been a state-sponsered tool of repression deployed against diverse, left-wing social movements over the last 50 years. Author Dan Berger goes on to examine some of the most dynamic social movements across half a century, including black liberation, Puerto Rican independence, Native American sovereignty, Chicano radicalism, white antiracist and working-class mobilizations, pacifist and antinuclear campaigns, earth liberation, and animal rights. Berger's encyclopedic knowledge of social movements in the United States provides a rich comparative history of numerous campaigns that continue to shape contemporary politics. The book also offers a little-heard voice in contemporary critiques of mass incarceration by investigation how mass incarcerations have occurred within a slew of social movements that have provided steep challenges to state power.

Title: The Struggle Within: Prisons, Political Prisoners, and Mass Movements in the United States

Author Name: Berger, Dan

Categories: Crime & Prisons,

Publisher: PM Press: 2014-04-01

ISBN Number: 1604869550

ISBN Number 13: 9781604869552

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: SKU12130589