Elizabeth Hinton on “From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America”
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Challenging the belief that the rise of mass incarceration originated with the Reagan administration’s War on Drugs, Elizabeth Hinton traces the meteoric expansion of prisons to the Great Society programs of Lyndon B. Johnson.
“Stretching beyond the typical scope of an academic text, Hinton’s book is more than an argument; it is a revelation… Readers will learn how the militarization of the police that we’ve witnessed in Ferguson and elsewhere had roots in the 1960s.” –NY Times review
Hinton is an urban historian, and teaches in the Department of History and the Department of African and African American Studies at Harvard University.
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