The Occupation of Alcatraz Island

The Occupation of Alcatraz Island

Author: Troy R. Johnson

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252065859

Category: History

Page: 308

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The occupation of Alcatraz Island by American Indians from November 20, 1969, through June 11, 1971, focused the attention of the world on Native Americans and helped develop pan-Indian activism. In this first detailed examination of the takeover, Troy Johnson tells the story of those who organized the occupation and those who participated, some by living on the island and others by soliciting donations of money, food, water, clothing, and other necessities. Johnson documents the unrest in the Bay Area urban Indian population that helped spur the takeover and draws on interviews with those involved to describe everyday life on Alcatraz during the nineteen-month occupation. To describe the federal government's reactions as Americans rallied in support of the Indians, he turns to federal government archives and Nixon administration files. The book is a must read for historians and others interested in the civil rights era, Native American history, and contemporary American Indian issues.

Alcatraz

Alcatraz

Author: David Ward

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520265967

Category: History

Page: 609

View: 273

Brings to life the stories of legendary 'public enemies' for whom America's first supermax prison was created. This book contains answers to questions that have swirled about the prison: How did prisoners cope psychologically with the harsh regime? and What provoked the protests and strikes?

The Secrets of Alcatraz

The Secrets of Alcatraz

Author: Susan Sloate

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402735912

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 100

View: 625

Explores the history of the toughest penitentiary in America, explaining the daily lives of the prisoners, discussing the many attempted escapes from the island, and profiling famous prisoners incarcerated there.

The Fading Voices of Alcatraz

The Fading Voices of Alcatraz

Author: Jerry Lewis Champion Jr

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781456714864

Category: History

Page: 194

View: 455

The Fading Voices of Alcatraz is a ten chapter work that focuses on the United States Federal Penitentiary era (1934-1963) of Alcatraz Island, San Francisco Bay, California. The complete history of Alcatraz Island includes such topics as early Native American, Spanish discovery, military fort, military prison, federal penitentiary, Indian occupation, and National Park. Each era is briefly explored, enhancing the rich story of the legendary island that is simply known as, 'The Rock.' Shared accounts by the actual Correctional Officers and Prisoners is the trove of treasure to be discovered within the pages of this book. The tales are as inspiring and fascinating as the true historians who shared them. Historically compelling, The Fading Voices of Alcatraz is both educational and entertaining.

Letters from Alcatraz

Letters from Alcatraz

Author: Tina Westbrook

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781426926143

Category: Fiction

Page: 155

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Through a series of e-mail messages, Letters from Alcatraz invites the reader inside a man's heart and mind. As C.J. comes of age in San Francisco, he meets and falls in love with Diana. Diana is a beautiful young woman who from the tender age of one lived on Alcatraz Island. He spends the following forty years living two separate lives, the life that he shares with Diana; the other life that he fears Diana will find out about someday. C.J. struggles as he indulges in a lifestyle that is rife with sex, drugs, and rock & roll; a lifestyle that leads to trouble at each and every turn. His other lifestyle, the one he shares with Diana, is what he desperately wants to protect. Over the course of a year, C.J. finally opens up to a complete stranger, sharing his most intimate thoughts and memories as well as his deepest and darkest secrets. The story that unfolds is brutally honest, compassionate, and heartfelt. As you find yourself rooting for the bad boy, you will also find yourself questioning everything that you thought you knew about emotions and deceit.

Alcatraz

Alcatraz

Author: Donald MacDonald

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9781452101538

Category: Architecture

Page: 147

View: 443

Presents the history and design of Alcatraz.

The Fading Voices of Alcatraz

The Fading Voices of Alcatraz

Author: Jerry Lewis Champion

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781456714871

Category: History

Page: 194

View: 755

Portrays the history of Alcatraz Island as shared by the men who lives and worked there.

Alcatraz Escapees in the Bahamas

Alcatraz Escapees in the Bahamas

Author: Peter Wohlfelder

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781524690595

Category: True Crime

Page: 180

View: 406

Three men escaped from Alcatraz on June 11, 1962. Freddie Pinders mom died in May of 1962. He was almost five years old at the time. Freddie went to live with his great-aunt in a remote region of Grand Bahama Island in June of 1962. About a month later, in July of 1962, three mysterious white men came by boat and lived in the bush behind his great-aunts farm. They lived behind her farm for years. At first, they came daily to their home for water and food. After a while, Freddies cousin helped them to dig and construct a well. In Alcatraz Escapees in the Bahamas, you will learn about the daily lives of these men who look just like the mug shots of the three escapees. You will discover the story of how a young Bahamian boy used to go fishing with Alcatraz escapee, alleged Clarence Anglin, on this island. Within this book, you will be comparing photos of this man to the mug shot of Clarence Anglin. The discourse that Freddie Pinder and Peter Wohlfelder had with US Marshals, the FBI, and a criminal photo expert will be disclosed. You will read how these three escapees went from living as prisoners on Alcatraz Island to living as free men on a lush subtropical island.