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The Resource Assata : an autobiography, by Assata Shakur

Assata : an autobiography, by Assata Shakur

Label
Assata : an autobiography
Title
Assata
Title remainder
an autobiography
Statement of responsibility
by Assata Shakur
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"On May 2, 1973, Black Panther Assata Shakur (aka JoAnne Chesimard) lay in a hospital, close to death, handcuffed to her bed, while local, state, and federal police attempted to question her about the shootout on the New Jersey Turnpike that had claimed the life of a white state trooper. Long a target of J. Edgar Hoover's campaign to defame, infiltrate, and criminalize Black nationalist organizations and their leaders, Shakur was incarcerated for four years prior to her conviction on flimsy evidence in 1977 as an accomplice to murder. This intensely personal and political autobiography belies the fearsome image of JoAnne Chesimard long projected by the media and the state. With wit and candor, Assata Shakur recounts the experiences that led her to a life of activism and portrays the strengths, weaknesses, and eventual demise of Black and White revolutionary groups at the hand of government officials. The result is a signal contribution to the literature about growing up Black in America that has already taken its place alongside The Autobiography of Malcolm X and the works of Maya Angelou. Two years after her conviction, Assata Shakur escaped from prison. She was given political asylum by Cuba, where she now resides."--Publisher's description
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shakur, Assata
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shakur, Assata
  • Black Panther Party
  • African Americans
  • Black nationalism
  • Racism
  • United States
Label
Assata : an autobiography, by Assata Shakur
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
16713906
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 274 pages
Isbn
9780882082219
Lccn
87023772
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1086398
Label
Assata : an autobiography, by Assata Shakur
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
16713906
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 274 pages
Isbn
9780882082219
Lccn
87023772
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1086398

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