A black convict on Rikers Island. Elizabeth Hinton’s history pins some of the responsibility for the growth of the black prison population on liberals. Photo: Corbis

Book review: the left’s part in putting black America behind bars

Harvard historian Elizabeth Hinton's book From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime explains how liberal politicians, not just conservative Republicans, are responsible for the mass incarceration of black Americans today

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A black convict on Rikers Island. Elizabeth Hinton’s history pins some of the responsibility for the growth of the black prison population on liberals. Photo: Corbis
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