April 2019

April 7:  “Many Kinds of Prisons: Charles Dickens on American Incarceration and Slavery” with Diana Archibald.  After Charles Dickens’s 1842 visit to the US, he wrote about American penal institutions and slavery in his travel book, American Notes. His keen observations, incisive critique, satiric wit, and heartfelt appeal still speak to us today in our age of mass incarceration and institutionalized racism.