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Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy

Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy

作者 : Heather Ann Thompson

出版社 : PANTHEON

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一本最傑出的關於1971年著名的Attica監獄起義史,關於國家的殘暴回應,以及被害人長達數十年對正義的追尋。

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「報導技巧高超...不可或缺...Blood in the Water將囚犯的掙扎重新放在我們集體記憶中正確的位置。」
--《紐約時報》書評

「從大量蒐集的資料中,以影片清晰之感撰寫,作者Thompson精彩地揭發Attica監獄起義的事實...她一流且完整的研究,是一個強而有力的故事,述說在面對機構權力的濫用時對正義的追尋。」
--《出版人周刊》星級評論

1971年9月9日,將近1300位囚犯拿下了位於紐約州的Attica監獄,只為了抗議多年來受到的不公平待遇。挾持了獄警與監獄的工作人員,囚犯們在接下來的四天四夜當中與官方人員談判以獲得監獄環境的改善。

9月13日,州政府突然發動重兵,重新取回監獄主導權。39名囚犯喪生於槍火之下,超過100名人員受到重傷。接下來的數個月,州警與官方人員以殘酷的手段報復這些囚犯。最後,紐約州政府只起訴了囚犯,從未對暴動後涉嫌虐待囚徒的官員有任何的指控,對倖存者與死者家屬從未給予任何幫助。

超過10年深入與廣泛的研究,作者Heather Ann Thompson為監獄起義及其遺緒做了新的詮釋,為這些45年來力爭正義的人發聲,這些人包括:囚犯、挾持者、受害人家屬、律師與法官,以及州政府官員和執法者。Blood in the Water是一本高度緊張、令人難忘的報導,是上一個世紀最重要的公民運動當中的一個故事。

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST

THE FIRST DEFINITIVE HISTORY OF THE INFAMOUS 1971 ATTICA PRISON UPRISING, THE STATE’S VIOLENT RESPONSE, AND THE VICTIMS’ DECADES-LONG QUEST FOR JUSTICE

 
On September 9, 1971, nearly 1,300 prisoners took over the Attica Correctional Facility in upstate New York to protest years of mistreatment. Holding guards and civilian employees hostage, the prisoners negotiated with officials for improved conditions during the four long days and nights that followed.

On September 13, the state abruptly sent hundreds of heavily armed troopers and correction officers to retake the prison by force. Their gunfire killed thirty-nine men—hostages as well as prisoners—and severely wounded more than one hundred others. In the ensuing hours, weeks, and months, troopers and officers brutally retaliated against the prisoners. And, ultimately, New York State authorities prosecuted only the prisoners, never once bringing charges against the officials involved in the retaking and its aftermath and neglecting to provide support to the survivors and the families of the men who had been killed.
 
Drawing from more than a decade of extensive research, historian Heather Ann Thompson sheds new light on every aspect of the uprising and its legacy, giving voice to all those who took part in this forty-five-year fight for justice: prisoners, former hostages, families of the victims, lawyers and judges, and state officials and members of law enforcement. Blood in the Water is the searing and indelible account of one of the most important civil rights stories of the last century.

(With black-and-white illustrations throughout)

From the Hardcover edition.
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Heather Ann Thompson

是任教於密西根大學的歷史學家。她為各大媒體,如:《紐約時報》、《時代雜誌》及學術出版社等,為文撰寫美國大規模監禁的歷史,及其目前的衝擊。
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