Freedom as Method: Slavery, Prisons, and the Modern Carceral State

Lecture Description

Like slavery, prisons force a reckoning with the idea of freedom in American life. This lecture draws from historians of slavery and the carceral state to interrogate the meaning of freedom in a country that has the world’s largest prison population. Reviewing the contradictory meanings of freedom, this lecture discusses freedom not as a creed but as a set of practices.

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Crime, Violence, Incarceration Slavery

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