Tag: American History

Tenuous Privileges, Tenuous Power

In "The Vice President’s Black Wife," Amrita Myers paints freedom as a process in which Black women used the tools available to them to secure rights and privileges within a slave society.

What Makes a Prison?

Recent calls to bring back asylums suggest that confinement can be benevolent, even rehabilitative—but, in reality, “a prison is a prison is a prison.”