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City of InmatesConquest, Rebellion, and the Rise of Human Caging in Los Angeles, 1771-1965$
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Kelly Lytle Hernández

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781469631189

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631189.001.0001

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Conclusion Upriver in the Age of Mass Incarceration

Conclusion Upriver in the Age of Mass Incarceration

(p.195) Conclusion Upriver in the Age of Mass Incarceration
City of Inmates

Kelly Lytle Hernández

University of North Carolina Press

During the late twentieth century, the United States embarked upon a historically unprecedented and globally unparalleled prison boom.1 The trigger for this boom, historians generally agree, was the 1965 Watts Rebellion, as well as the tumble of urban revolts and Indigenous insurgencies to follow, which roused federal, state, and local authorities throughout the United States to unleash a crushing political response: a “frontlash” of mass criminalization and hyperincarceration....

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