This page curates peer reviewed books and journal articles. Since these materials comprise the core of higher education syllabi and curricula, we group them together. Many materials may be behind a publisher’s paywall; please consult your library for access.
University of Chicago press Daniel LaChance November 1, 2016 In… Read More »Executing Freedom: The Cultural Life of Capital Punishment in the United States
Michel Foucault In this important work, Foucault suggests that such vaunted reforms… Read More »Discipline & Punish: The Birth of the Prison
Dan Berger In this pathbreaking book, Dan Berger offers a… Read More »Captive Nation: Black Prison Organizing in the Civil Rights Era
Heather Ann Thompson On September 9, 1971, nearly 1,300 prisoners… Read More »Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy