Soledad Brother: The Prison Letters of George Jackson

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Soledad Brother: The Prison Letters of George Jackson

Format:  Paperback,

339 pages

Publisher: Independent Pub Group

Publish Date: Sep 1994

ISBN-13: 9781556522307

ISBN-10: 1556522304

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A collection of Jackson's letters from prison, "Soledad Brother" is an outspoken condemnation of the racism of white America and a powerful appraisal of the prison system that failed to break his spirit but eventually took his life. Jackson's letters make palpable the intense feelings of anger and rebellion that filled black men in America's prisons in the 1960s. But even removed from the social and political firestorms of the 1960s, Jackson's story still resonates for its portrait of a man taking a stand even while locked down.

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Publisher: Independent Pub Group
Publish Date: Sep 1994
ISBN-13: 9781556522307
ISBN-10: 1556522304
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 339
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.11
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.01 x 1.09 x 9.02

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Review by Library Journal (1995-01)

Jackson gained notoriety shortly before his death in 1970 when his younger brother unsuccessfully tried to free him at gunpoint when Jackson and two others were on trial for killing a guard. Written between 1964 and 1970 while serving time in Soledad Prison for robbery, the letters reveal the brutality and racism faced by prisoners and call for unity among African Americans. This edition contains a new foreword by Jackson's nephew Jonathan. Soledad Brother remains "recommended for most libraries" (LJ 12/15/70) and is a solid title for Black History Month in February.

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A collection of Jackson's letters from prison, Soledad Brother is an outspoken condemnation of the racism of white America and a powerful appraisal of the prison system that failed to break his spirit but eventually took his life. Jackson's letters make palpable the intense feelings of anger and rebellion that filled black men in America's prisons in the 1960s. But even removed from the social and political firestorms of the 1960s, Jackson's story still resonates for its portrait of a man taking a stand even while locked down.

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