What I’m Reading

Margaret A. Burnham, By Hands Now Known: Jim Crow’s Legal Executioners (Norton, 2022).

Ruth Wilson Gilmore, Abolition Geography: Essays Towards Liberation (Verso, 2022).

Kevin Davis, Defending the Damned: Inside Chicago’s Cook County Defender’s Office (Simon and Schuster, 2007).

Manisha Sinha, The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition (Yale University Press, 2016).

Sarah F. Rose, No Right to be Idle: The Invention of Disability, 1840s to 1930s (UNC Press, 2017).

Paul Kaplan and Daniel LaChance, Crimesploitation: Crime, Punishment, and Pleasure on Reality Television (Stanford University Press, 2022).

Dorothy Roberts, Torn Apart: How the Child Welfare System Destroys Black Families—And How Abolition Can Build a Safer World (Basic Books, 2022).

Hugh Ryan, The Women’s House of Detention: A Queer History of a Forgotten Prison (Bold Type Books, 2022).

Elaine Scarry, The Body in Pain: The Making and Unmaking of the World (Oxford University Press, 1985).

Cristina Rivera Garza, Grieving: Dispatches from a Wounded Country (Sarah Booker, translator) (Feminist Press, 2020).

Carole Emberton, To Walk About in Freedom: The Long Emancipation of Priscilla Joyner (W.W. Norton, 2022).