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ENGL B1A: Incarceration Nations: Welcome

This guide focuses on the book Incarceration Nations and topics related to it such as: the school-to-prison pipeline, racism in law enforcement, the War on Drugs, and the prison industrial complex. It was created for Professor Alexander's ENGL B1A course.


This LibGuide will help you find sources on mass incarceration and the U.S. prison system, in addition to global prison systems. It also has sources for Japanese-American Internment Camps during WWII.  Click through the tabs to get started!

 Book cover of Incarceration Nations by Baz Dreisinger                Book cover of They Called Us Enemy by George Takei


Using the BC Library While Off Campus

Interested in checking out books this semester? The Library now has curbside pick-up! You can learn more about it by clicking on the guide below. In addition, there is also information on how to chat with a librarian, rent a chromebook, get Canvas help, and much more!

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Off Campus LibGuide


Presentation Slides

For Professor Alexander's class: 
  • You need at least 2 sources for Paper 2, and at least 5 sources for Paper 3.
  • Sources must be credible (preferably a book or a scholarly journal article)
  • You may use one .gov internet source per paper