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On August 7, 1970, a revolt by Black prisoners in a Marin County courthouse stunned the nation. In its aftermath, Angela Davis, an African American activist-scholar who had campaigned vigorously for prisoners' rights, was placed on the FBI's "ten most wanted list." Captured in New York City two months later, she was charged with murder, kidnapping, and conspiracy. Her trial, chronicled in this "compelling tale" (Publishers Weekly), brought strong public indictment. The Morning Breaks is a riveting firsthand account of Davis's ordeal and her ultimate triumph, written by an activist in the student, civil rights, and antiwar movements who was intimately involved in the struggle for her release.
First published in 1975, and praised by The Nation for its "graphic narrative of [Davis's] legal and public fight," The Morning Breaks remains relevant today as the nation contends with the political fallout of the Sixties and the grim consequences of institutional racism. For this edition, Bettina Aptheker has provided an introduction that revisits crucial events of the late 1960s and early 1970s and puts Davis's case into the context of that time and our own―from the killings at Kent State and Jackson State to the politics of the prison system today. This book gives a first-hand account of the worldwide movement for Angela Davis's freedom and of her trial. It offers a unique historical perspective on the case and its continuing significance in the contemporary political landscape.
Review: Activist-scholar Angela Y. Davis was one of the most potent radical political symbols of the '70s, her defiantly clenched fist raised high over her reddish-brown, full-blown Afro. Her "celebrity" was launched when she was put on trial in 1972 in San Jose, California, for murder and kidnapping, charges on which she was later acquitted. This second edition of Bettina Aptheker's gut-wrenching chronicle of the Davis trial is a fact-filled boon to a younger generation imbued with the era's mythologies. With a strange cast of characters, including then-governor Ronald Reagan, Aptheker reveals heroes, villains, and brilliant legal work.
"Winning the freedom of Angela Davis was a singular achievement," she writes. "Three conditions were decisive: the intervention of world opinion, the unanimity of the Black community ... and the organizational coherence of the U.S. Communist Party." But also, as the portrait in The Morning Breaks makes plain, Angela Davis's amazing resilience. --Eugene Holley Jr.
Title: The Morning Breaks: The Trial of Angela ...
Publisher: International Publishers
Publication Date: 1975
Book Condition: Good
Book Description International Publishers, 1975. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Ex-library with label on spine, stamp on top of textblock. Otherwise a very nice copy! Jacket protected by mylar cover and is in very good condition. Slight shelf wear. Pages/boards/jacket clean, binding tight. Bookseller Inventory # mon0001556196
Book Description International Publishers. Hardcover. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Bookseller Inventory # 2758631351
Book Description International Publishers. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Bookseller Inventory # 2799543114
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Book Description International Publishers, 1975. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # P020717804585
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