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From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America
by Elizabeth Hinton
Harvard University Press, 2016
eISBN: 978-0-674-96922-3 | Cloth: 978-0-674-73723-5
Library of Congress Classification HV9950.H56 2016
Dewey Decimal Classification 364.973

ABOUT THIS BOOK | TOC
ABOUT THIS BOOK
How did the land of the free become the home of the world’s largest prison system? Elizabeth Hinton traces the rise of mass incarceration to an ironic source: not the War on Drugs of the Reagan administration but the War on Crime that began during Johnson’s Great Society at the height of the civil rights era.

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