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Learn more about the origins of the mass incarceration of racialized peoples here.

On October 10, 2019, Dr. Max Mishler, presented a paper titled: “Freedom’s Carceral Landscape: Counter-Insurgency, Incarceration, and Racial Formation after the Civil War.”

Dr. Max Mishler is assistant professor of American history and the Atlantic world at the University of Toronto. He received his PhD from New York University (2016). He specializes in the transnational history of the United States, with a focus on slavery, abolition, incarceration, and the history of capitalism. His current book manuscript, entitled “Civil Slavery: Punishment, Abolition, and the Origins of Mass Incarceration,” explores the intertwined histories of slave emancipation and penal servitude in the Atlantic world.