As the president prepares for his historic visit to a federal prison later today, we would like to direct him to the rich and varied scholarship on what historians have come to call the “carceral state.”
On Wednesday, June 17, Dylan Roof shot eight parishioners and their pastor during a Bible group meeting in Charleston’s Emanuel AME Church. Now, as the Charleston community and Emanuel church family gather together to mourn murdered loved ones, the nation pauses to consider America’s history of racial violence.
This week’s What We’re Reading includes exhibitions, exciting history websites and digital projects, historical fiction, and more.
This week’s What We’re Reading features falling pianos, medieval plague victims, and aerial feats old and new.