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A Conspiracy for Life

Susan M. Reverby

in Co-conspirator for Justice: The Revolutionary Life of Dr. Alan Berkman

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469656250
eISBN:
9781469656274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469656250.003.0014
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Once again, Berkman’s cancer care was delayed, mistreated and ignored in the prison health care system. As he would tell a CBS News interviewer on “60 Minutes,” if he hadn’t been a doctor, he would ... More


Becoming Brother Doc

Susan M. Reverby

in Co-conspirator for Justice: The Revolutionary Life of Dr. Alan Berkman

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469656250
eISBN:
9781469656274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469656250.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Berkman prepared for his upcoming trial, as sympathetic Black prison inmates called him Brother Doc. Only a few months into his pre-trial imprisonment he tore his Achilles tendon and then developed ... More


Isolation and Rethinking

Susan M. Reverby

in Co-conspirator for Justice: The Revolutionary Life of Dr. Alan Berkman

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469656250
eISBN:
9781469656274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469656250.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Rather than be corrected or seek penitence, Berkman used his prison time to write to his friends, comrades and family, and to rethink his political trajectory. Often in isolation, and moved around ... More


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