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Fist, stick, knife, gun : a personal history of violence in America, Geoffrey Canada

Label
Fist, stick, knife, gun : a personal history of violence in America
Title
Fist, stick, knife, gun
Title remainder
a personal history of violence in America
Statement of responsibility
Geoffrey Canada
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Through shattering storytelling, Geoffrey Canada recreates his childhood world, one in which the "sidewalk" boys learned the codes of the block from their elders and were ranked - and to some degree protected - through the rituals of fist, stick, and knife. He gives a cogent, chilling analysis of how, through an unforeseen chain of consequences set in motion in the 1960s by New York Governor Rockefeller's drug laws, everything changed on the streets. And there is a portrait of present reality - of drive-by shootings, of ever-younger, automatic weapon-toting drug runners, of gun manufacturers' cold-blooded marketing of guns to children - which follows logically from our nation's public stance on children and violence, and yet still, to this gifted writer and passionate child advocate, makes no sense at all. The author's vision for a changed future for these children, and so for our nation as a whole, is backed up by descriptions of Canada's acclaimed and innovative inner-city programs for children and their families - Peacemakers, Beacon Schools, and the Harlem Freedom Schools. His is a vision that includes governmental, community, and personal innovation and bravery and one that offers indelible stories of lives lost and of lives turned around
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Canada, Geoffrey
Dewey number
305.23/09747/1
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ784.V55
LC item number
C36 1995eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Children and violence
  • Violence in children
  • Children
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Children and violence
  • Children
  • Violence in children
  • New York (State)
  • Jongeren
  • Kinderen
  • Geweld
Label
Fist, stick, knife, gun : a personal history of violence in America, Geoffrey Canada
Link
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Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Codes of conduct -- A matter of time -- The best way we know how
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 179 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780807004005
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)45730228
  • (OCoLC)ocm45730228
Label
Fist, stick, knife, gun : a personal history of violence in America, Geoffrey Canada
Link
https://ezproxy.lib.ou.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&AN=44249
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Codes of conduct -- A matter of time -- The best way we know how
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 179 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780807004005
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)45730228
  • (OCoLC)ocm45730228

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