LAWCHA Pandemic Book Talks Presents Robert Chase

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Dear LAWCHA community, 


At 7pm (EST) on November 19, Robert Chase, Associate Professor of History at Stony Brook University, will give a 30-minute talk on Zoom about his new book, We Are Not Slaves: State Violence, Coerced Labor, and Prisoners’ Rights in Postwar America, followed by Q&A.


Drawing from three decades of legal documents compiled by prisoners, Chase narrates the struggle to change prison from within. Told from the vantage point of the prisoners themselves, “We Are Not Slaves,” weaves together untold but devastatingly important truths from the histories of labor, civil rights, and politics in the United States as it narrates the transition from prison plantations of the past to the mass incarceration of today.


Thursday, November 19, 7 PM EST


Please register here in advance and join us via zoom.

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