Protest and History Reading List

History of Punishment, Policing, and Protest Reading List

Compiled by the History Department at Seattle University – June 2020

"Radical opposition to the global prison industrial complex sees the antiprison movement as a vital means of expanding the terrain on which the quest for democracy will unfold. This movement is thus antiracist, anticapitalist, antisexist, and antihomophobic. It calls for the abolition of the prison as the dominant mode of punishment but at the same time recognizes the need for genuine solidarity with the millions of men, women, and children who are behind bars."

Angela Davis, Are Prisons Obsolete? (103)

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