A colony in a nation
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Published
New York, NY : W. W. Norton & Company, [2017].
Edition
First Edition.
ISBN
9780393254228, 0393254224
Physical Desc
256 pages ; 25 cm
Status
Acton - Adult
364.973 H417
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Published
New York, NY : W. W. Norton & Company, [2017].
Format
Book
Edition
First Edition.
Language
English
ISBN
9780393254228, 0393254224

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Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description
America likes to tell itself that it inhabits a postracial world, yet nearly every empirical measure -- wealth, unemployment, incarceration, school segregation -- reveals that racial inequality has barely improved since 1968, when Richard Nixon became our first "law and order" president. MSNBC anchor Chris Hayes upends our national conversation on policing and democracy in a book of wide-ranging historical, social, and political analysis. Hayes contends our country has fractured in two: the Colony and the Nation. In the Nation, we venerate the law. In the Colony, we obsess over order, fear trumps civil rights, and aggressive policing resembles occupation. How and why did Americans build a system where conditions in Ferguson and West Baltimore mirror those that sparked the American Revolution? A Colony in a Nation examines the surge in crime that began in the 1960s and peaked in the 1990s, and the unprecedented decline that followed. Drawing on close-hand reporting at flashpoints of racial conflict, as well as deeply personal experiences with policing, Hayes explores cultural touchstones, from the influential "broken windows" theory to the "squeegee men" of late-1980s Manhattan, to show how fear causes us to make dangerous and unfortunate choices, both in our society and at the personal level. With great empathy, he seeks to understand the challenges of policing communities haunted by the omnipresent threat of guns. Most important, he shows that a more democratic and sympathetic justice system already exists -- in a place we least suspect.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Hayes, C. (2017). A colony in a nation (First Edition.). W. W. Norton & Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Hayes, Christopher, 1979-. 2017. A Colony in a Nation. W. W. Norton & Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Hayes, Christopher, 1979-. A Colony in a Nation W. W. Norton & Company, 2017.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Hayes, Christopher. A Colony in a Nation First Edition., W. W. Norton & Company, 2017.

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