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Prisons that could not hold

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This collection of essays from prison by the radical activist Barbara Deming spans twenty years of struggle that pushed through the political limits of modern America, embracing what Grace Paley calls ' the dangerous transforming spirit-endless love.'
Included here Deming's riveting Prison Notes which she wrote in 1964 while jailed for civil rights protests. That essay is as relevant and gripping today as it was the day it was published. Following are an interview with Deming when she was jailed with women from the Seneca Peace Encampment in 1983 for opposing the nuclear arms race and a letter-essay about women-only activism that Deming was working on when she died.
Two photo essays, one from 1964 and one from 1983, give context and faces to the two different struggles that came from the same roots. As Grace Paley writes in the introduction ' This book is the story of two walks undertaken to help change the world without killing it. Barbara Deming was an important member of both. Twenty years of her brave life lie between them. The difference between the two walks measures a development in history and also tells the distance Barbara travelled in those twenty years.'

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Author(s):
Barbara Deming
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0933216157
ISBN-13:
9780933216150
Publisher:
Spinsters Ink
Title:
Prisons that could not hold

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This collection of essays from prison by the radical activist Barbara Deming spans twenty years of struggle that pushed through the political limits of modern America, embracing what Grace Paley calls ' the dangerous transforming spirit-endless love.'
Included here Deming's riveting Prison Notes which she wrote in 1964 while jailed for civil rights protests. That essay is as relevant and gripping today as it was the day it was published. Following are an interview with Deming when she was jailed with women from the Seneca Peace Encampment in 1983 for opposing the nuclear arms race and a letter-essay about women-only activism that Deming was working on when she died.
Two photo essays, one from 1964 and one from 1983, give context and faces to the two different struggles that came from the same roots. As Grace Paley writes in the introduction ' This book is the story of two walks undertaken to help change the world without killing it. Barbara Deming was an important member of both. Twenty years of her brave life lie between them. The difference between the two walks measures a development in history and also tells the distance Barbara travelled in those twenty years.'

Author(s):
Barbara Deming
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0933216157
ISBN-13:
9780933216150
Publisher:
Spinsters Ink
Title:
Prisons that could not hold

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