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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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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Goldsboro Library 305.488 HIL (Text) 900000000817396 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Henderson Main Branch 305.48 H (Text) 33258008559127 Adult Nonfiction Available -
North Asheville Library 305.4889607 HIL (Text) 0020512164037 Adult New Nonfiction Available -
Oakley/South Asheville Library 305.4889607 HIL (Text) 0020512164045 Adult Nonfiction Available -
South Buncombe/Skyland Library 305.4889607 HIL (Text) 0020512149350 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Statesville Main Library 305.48896 HIL (Text) 33114018047217 Adult Nonfiction Available -
West Asheville Library 305.4889607 HIL (Text) 0020512149368 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 03/04/2020
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  • ISBN: 9781635572612
  • ISBN: 1635572614
  • Physical Description: xviii, 163 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019.

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Summary, etc.:
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.
Racism > United States.
United States > Race relations.

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