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From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America

Date and Time: 
Thursday, January 18, 2018. 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
Meeting Location: 
Lane History Corner, 307
Workshop: 
CORE: Critical Orientations to Race and Ethnicity
Meeting Description: 

Please join us for a talk by Elizabeth Hinton on her recent award-winning book, From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America. Hinton examines the implementation of federal law enforcement programs beginning in the mid-1960s that laid the groundwork for the mass incarceration of American citizens. In revealing the links between the rise of the American carceral state and earlier anti-poverty programs, Hinton presents Ronald Reagan’s War on Drugs not as a sharp policy departure but rather as the full realization of a shift towards surveillance and confinement that began during the Johnson administration. From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime was named one of The New York Times’ "100 notable books of 2016." Lunch will be served. The talk is open to all.

In addition to the lunchtime talk, Dr. Hinton will also participate in an evening seminar at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Institute to discuss her new research. This seminar has limited space and is restricted to faculty and graduate students only. It will be held at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Institute, Aptheker Library, from 6-7:30pm. RSVP is required: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfF2exEZJIFI21PIfI8CSsx_wLFw0hwuQj0_buXpRkmQfFv0g/viewform?usp=sf_link

These events are co-sponsored by the Martin Luther King, Jr. Institute, the Center on Poverty and Inequality, the Department of History, African and African American Studies, the Approaches to Capitalism workshop, and the Center for Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity.

Elizabeth Hinton is an assistant professor of history and of African and African American studies at Harvard University. Her research focuses on the persistence of poverty and racial inequality in twentieth-century United States.

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