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The Resource My brother Moochie : regaining dignity in the face of crime, poverty, and racism in the American South, Issac J. Bailey

My brother Moochie : regaining dignity in the face of crime, poverty, and racism in the American South, Issac J. Bailey

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My brother Moochie : regaining dignity in the face of crime, poverty, and racism in the American South
Title
My brother Moochie
Title remainder
regaining dignity in the face of crime, poverty, and racism in the American South
Statement of responsibility
Issac J. Bailey
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"At the age of nine, Issac J. Bailey saw his hero, his eldest brother, taken away in handcuffs, not to return from prison for thirty-two years. Bailey tells the story of their relationship and of his experience living in a family suffering from guilt and shame. Drawing on sociological research as well as his expertise as a journalist, he seeks to answer the crucial question of why Moochie and many other young black men|including half of the ten boys in his own family|end up in the criminal justice system. What role do poverty, race, and faith play? What effect does living in the South, in the Bible Belt, have? And why is their experience understood as an acceptable trope for black men, while white people who commit crimes are never seen in this generalized way? My Brother Moochie provides a wide-ranging yet intensely intimate view of crime and incarceration in the United States, and the devastating effects on the incarcerated, their loved ones, their victims, and society as a whole. It also offers hope for families caught in the incarceration trap: though the Bailey family|s lows have included prison and bearing the responsibility for multiple deaths, their highs have included Harvard University, the White House, and a renewed sense of pride and understanding that presents a path forward."--inside flap
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bailey, Issac J
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bailey, Issac J
  • African American men
  • African American prisoners
  • African American families
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Crime
Label
My brother Moochie : regaining dignity in the face of crime, poverty, and racism in the American South, Issac J. Bailey
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9781590518601
Lccn
2017049799
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1020293896
  • (OCoLC)on1020293896
  • 956771
Label
My brother Moochie : regaining dignity in the face of crime, poverty, and racism in the American South, Issac J. Bailey
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9781590518601
Lccn
2017049799
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1020293896
  • (OCoLC)on1020293896
  • 956771

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