In this special bonus segment of Rustbelt Abolition Radio, we return to renowned historian Heather Ann Thompson as she elaborates on the multifaceted origins of the historic 1971 Attica Uprising, drawing out their resonances with other prison rebellions across history and geography, as well as their telling implications for our present historical moment.
Dan gives summary and analysis of Heather Ann Thompson's Bancroft and Pulitzer Prize winning book: Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and its Legacy. Published by Pantheon Books 2016.
"Listen In, Michigan" is an audio storytelling feature brought to you by the online alumni magazine, Michigan Today. From historical features and alumni dispatches to campus news and provocative opinions,"Listen In, Michigan" will entertain and inform, helping to keep you connected to the University of Michigan — today. In this episode we speak with U-M professor and historian Heather Ann Thompson, BA/MA '87, whose new book. "Blood in the Water," chronicles the Attica Prison uprising in September 1971, and its lingering legacy. Read more at www.michigantoday.umich.edu/blood-in-the-water
Heather Ann Thompson: a professor of history at in the Department of Afro-American and African Studies at the University of Michigan. Thompson writes about the history as well as current crises of mass incarceration for numerous popular and scholarly publications. Her work can be found in the New York Times, Time, The Atlantic, Salon, and The Huffington Post, and she has appeared as well on NPR, Sirius Radio, on various television news programs, and in a number of documentaries.
Her latest book is Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Rebellion of 1971 and its Legacy (Pantheon Books)
Onto discuss her article: “What’s hidden behind the walls of America’s prisons”
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Originally Friday, Sept. 14, 2018
An interview with Dr. Heather Ann Thompson, conducted by WRFA's Jason Sample and WJTN's Terry Frank, following her keynote presentation on Thursday, Sept. 13 at the Robert H. Jackson Center in Jamestown, NY. Dr. Thompson is the author of “Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy,” which won the Pulitzer Prize for History in 2017.