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ENGL 100/105 Anderson (Fall 2021)

Welcome to the CSM Library

Use this guide to support your research for ENGL105 Spring 2020. I'll be working with your class to support your research work on the Alexander essay.

My objectives for the instruction session:

  • Student awareness of specific CSM Library resources that support the assignment
  • Exploration search strategies challenges for this assignment.
  • Critical look at your research habits and assumptions

The Texts and the Assignment

*This is an excerpted and paraphrased from assignment handout  from Summer 2020.

Your task

Write an essay in which you discuss how we have used our 13th Amendment to the Constitution for profit motive and why we should care about this issue.

Use all of these:

  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
  • American Prison: A Reporter’s Undercover Journey Into the Business of Punishment.
  • The House I Live In Eugene Jarecki (Documentary Film)


You will need to find one additional source from the CSM Library ebook collections on prison privatization and the prison industrial complex for a total of four (4) sources.