In this episode: A four-hundred-year reckoning with the colonial workings of the carceral state and resistance against it. We talk about how the story of American prisons is inextricably linked to the expansion of US power around the globe as well as the power of prison resistance, from the Seminole Indians to Assata Shakur. Our guest is Benjamin Weber, professor of African American Studies at UC Davis and author of the brand new book American Purgatory: Prison Imperialism and the Rise of Mass Incarceration.
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