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A Bound Woman Is a Dangerous Thing: The Incarceration of African American Women from Harriet Tubman to Sandra Bland

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In "A Bound Woman Is a Dangerous Thing: The Incarceration of African American Women from Harriet Tubman to Sandra Bland," DaMaris Hill crafts a poignant narrative-in-verse that delves deep into the lives of African American women whose existence has been marked by the fight against systemic oppression. Published on January 15, 2019, this evocative collection has earned accolades such as a nomination for an NAACP Image Award and recognition as a Publishers Weekly Top 10 History Title. Hill interweaves the haunting voices of iconic figures like Harriet Tubman, Ida B. Wells, and Sandra Bland with those of lesser-known women, each bound by the harsh realities of a society ingrained with racial and gender injustices. Through a blend of biographical sketches and lyrical responses, enriched with historical black-and-white photographs, Hill not only recounts the brutal struggle against the dehumanizing confines of the prison industrial complex but also celebrates the unyielding resilience and solidarity among these women. Best suited for college students, this book serves as a crucial lens into criminal justice reform, racial justice, and gender equality, urging readers to reflect on the legacy and ongoing battle for freedom and equity. Hill's narrative invites us to honor and carry forward the torch of these formidable women, making it an essential read for those invested in the intersections of history, social justice, and the power of storytelling.
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing on January 15, 2019
192 pages
ISBN: 9781635572612
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