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Mass Incarceration in America

 

From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime:

The Making of Mass Incarceration in America

 

With Elizabeth Hinton

 

Opening Remarks by

NYC Councilman Robert Cornegy, Jr

 

Moderator: Susanna Rosenbaum

November 1, 2016

6:30-8:30 pm

CCNY Center for Worker Education Auditorium

25 Broadway, 7th Floor

New York, NY 10004

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Elizabeth Hinton is Assistant Professor in the Department of History and the Department of African and African American Studies at Harvard University. Hinton’s research focuses on the persistence of poverty and racial inequality in the 20th century United States. From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America (Harvard University Press, 2016) examines the implementation of federal law enforcement programs beginning in the mid-1960s that laid the groundwork for the mass incarceration of American citizens.

Susanna Rosenbaum is Assistant Professor in the Division of Interdisciplinary Studies at The City College Center for Worker Education. Her research and teaching center immigration, race, and citizenship; gendered labor and neoliberalism; kinship and reproduction; and the Americas. Her forthcoming manuscript, Domestic Economies: Women, Work, and the American Dream in LA, will be published with Duke University Press.