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A Call to Action: An Analysis and Overview of the United States Criminal Justice System, with Recommendations

Location

7822 South Dobson Street
60619 Chicago, IL
United States
41° 45' 9.63" N, 87° 35' 56.832" W
US
Catalog Number: 
Book, Thurston, Linda M., "A Call to Action"
Date: 
1993
Edition: 
First edition
Abstract: 
"A Call to Action is a poignant and uncompromising analysis of the criminal/justice system which spends millions of dollars annually, and controls the lives of approximately one million inmates--of which nearly two-thirds are Black and members of other non-white groups. Of particular concern is the over-representation of Black men who traverse the criminal justice system as though it was especially designed for them."
Language: 
English
Notes: 
Abstract from back cover.
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ISSN/ISBN: 
088370674

Near West Side Stories: Struggles for Community in Chicago's Maxwell Street Neighborhood

Catalog Number: 
b.20.5
Date: 
June 2002
Volume: 
1st ed
Abstract: 
<em>Near West Side Stories: Struggles for Community in Chicago's Maxwell Street Neighborhood</em> is an ongoing story of unequal power in Chicago. Four representatives of immigrant and migrant groups that have had a distinct territorial presence in the area&mdash;one Jewish, one Italian, one African-American, and one Mexican&mdash;reminisce fondly on life in the old neighborhood and tell of their struggles to save it and the 120-year-old Maxwell Street Market that was at its core. <p> <em>Near West Side Stories</em> brings this saga of community strife up to date, while giving a voice to the everyday people who were routinely discounted or ignored in the big decisions that affected their world. Though slaying that dragon&mdash;fending off the encroachments of those wielding great power&mdash;was nearly impossible, we see in the details of their lives the love for a place that compelled Harold, Florence, Nate, and Hilda to make the quest.</p>
Language: 
eng
Notes: 
Abstract borrowed from Lake Claremont.
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ISSN/ISBN: 
1-893121-09-7