We are pleased to announce the publication of the June 2015 issue of the Journal of American History! The issue’s 14 articles are freely available to the public as pdf files. Be sure to share them widely. The issue is available here, and links to the individual articles are available at the end of this post.
To accompany this issue, the most recent Journal of American History Podcast (31 minutes) features contributing editors Kelly Lytle Hernández and Heather Ann Thompson speaking to Ed Linenthal about the special issue. You can subscribe to the podcast through iTunes or RSS. Also check out their interview with Process about the special issue, their own experiences with histories of mass incarceration, and their views on teaching the history of incarceration. We will also be releasing interviews with this issue’s authors over the coming weeks.
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- Introduction: Constructing the Carceral State by , , and
- African American Women, Mass Incarceration, and the Politics of Protection by Kali Nicole Gross
- Less Crime, More Punishment: Violence, Race, and Criminal Justice in Early Twentieth-Century America by Jeffrey S. Adler
- Youth of Color and California’s Carceral State: The Fred C. Nelles Youth Correctional Facility by
- Queer Law and Order: Sex, Criminality, and Policing in the Late Twentieth-Century United States by Timothy Stewart-Winter
- We Are Not Slaves: Rethinking the Rise of Carceral States through the Lens of the Prisoners’ Rights Movement by Robert T. Chase
- Guns and Butter: The Welfare State, the Carceral State, and the Politics of Exclusion in the Postwar United States by
- “A War within Our Own Boundaries”: Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society and the Rise of the Carceral State by Elizabeth Hinton
- Flocatex and the Fiscal Limits of Mass Incarceration: Toward a New Political Economy of the Postwar Carceral State by Alex Lichtenstein
- Impossible Criminals: The Suburban Imperatives of America’s War on Drugs by Matthew D. Lassiter
- Deportability and the Carceral State by Torrie Hester
- Objects of Police History by Micol Seigel
- Crack in Los Angeles: Crisis, Militarization, and Black Response to the Late Twentieth-Century War on Drugs by Donna Murch
- The Unintended Consequences of the Carceral State: Chicana/o Political Mobilization in Post–World War II America by Edward J. Escobar