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  • American Prisoner To Communism And Attempt
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    P.O.W. : THE EXPERIENCE OF AMERICAN PRISONERS OF WAR IN VIETNAM Prisoners of War (POWs): In international law, term used to designate incarcerated members of the armed forces of an enemy, or noncombatants who render them direct service and who have been captured during wartime. 1 This definition is a very loose interpretation of the meaning of Prisoners of War (POWs). POWs throughout history have received harsh and brutal treatment. Prisoners received everything from torture to execution. Howeve...
  • Significant Numbers Of African American Prisoners
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    In the United States, true equality has never existed. From the Declaration of Independence to modern times, the US legal system has failed at any attempt at equality... all men are created equal... may be what the Declaration says, but some men are more equal than others is how the legal system interprets that phrase. The actual reality of the Declaration of Independence is that all free, white, landowning men are created equal. Therefore, inequality has always existed in the united States lega...
  • Jackson's Depiction Of Prison Life
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    The bleak prison world portrayed by George Jackson in his letter to Fay S tender, his attorney, develops into a concentrated and condensed view of American society. This microcosm evolves from faults within the socio-political structure of the state. Jackson draws similarities between the construct of American and prison life, which harmonized the unrest of black Americans during an era of the civil right movement. The links drawn add another dimension to the movement and the barbaric nature of ...
  • Bataan Death March
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    I am not sure when this horrible ordeal all began. Was it just after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor or was it when World War II began Many of the survivors of the Bataan Death March believe it began in March of 1942. This was when General MacArthur received orders to leave his US Army forces and escape to Australia. The army forces were left under the command of Major General Edward king at the southern tip of the Bataan Peninsula. It was not more than a couple of months, when the odds against...
  • African American Prisoners
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    Incarceration of a People The disproportionate numbers of African Americans in the prison system is a very serious issue, which is not usually discussed in its totality. However, it is quite important to address the matter because it ultimately will have an effect on African Americans as a whole. Of the many tribulations that plague Americans today, the increase in the amount of African American men and women in prisons is unbelievable. It would be nave to say that the increase is due to the fac...
  • Fifty Three African Men
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    Fifty three African men who had been captured from the West Coast of Africa under the leadership of one man named Seng be Pie rose up from the bottom of the dark hull of a boat named Amistad. He declared to his fellow prisoners this just ain't right. Breaking out of the shackles the men confiscated as many weapons as they could. With every bit of detmination they had they sized the boat. Only two sailors on the boat were allowed to live. They were commanded to take the ship back to Africa. Inste...

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