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WGST 3550 Prison Abolition: History, Theory and Practice: Week 2: The Origins of the American Prison

Prof. Nadja Eisenberg-Guyot

Week 2:

The Origins of the American Prison

Week 2: Listen

Lecture 2: The Origins of the American Prison

Week 2: Watch


Attribution: [strugglevideomedia ] (2012, Dec. 8) Don't Reform Prisons, Abolish Them (11:56). Retrieved from: https://youtu.be/akirVY5Mqsg



Citation:: [TEDx Talks] (2019, Feb.8) A brief history of prisons. | Ashley Rubin (14:43). Retrieved from: https://youtu.be/KPO3EkA__Xg



Citation:: [Origin of Everything] (2020, Aug.6) The Racist Origins of U.S. Law (14:43). Retrieved from: https://youtu.be/FFebp7GZeHY

Week 2: Read

Week 2: Record

What is the relationship between the contemporary prison industrial complex and the history of slavery in the United States?
Due: 9/6/2020

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