BLOGROLL: Weber on Prison Records from US Colonial Rule in the Philippines – Archive Journal

Benjamin D. Weber on the prison records from the first decade of US colonial rule in the Philippines from 1902-1912: "In this essay, I begin by contextualizing the records, and then I turn to discussing different approaches to reading them. In working with prison records of this sort, methodological issues are inseparable from ethical questions … Continue reading BLOGROLL: Weber on Prison Records from US Colonial Rule in the Philippines – Archive Journal

ARTICLE: Webb on Slave Narratives and the Sentencing Court

Webb, Lindsey. “Slave Narratives and the Sentencing Court.” SSRN Scholarly Paper. Rochester, NY: Social Science Research Network, September 28, 2016. "In examining how invoking conditions of confinement at sentencing engages defense attorneys as advocates and abolitionists, this Article seeks insight from a tool of abolitionists and advocates from a different time: Civil War-era slave narratives. … Continue reading ARTICLE: Webb on Slave Narratives and the Sentencing Court

Yale Acquires 1850s Prison Memoir of African-American Man

via NYTimes: "...The 304-page memoir, titled “The Life and Adventures of a Haunted Convict, or the Inmate of a Gloomy Prison,” describes the experiences of the author, Austin Reed, from the 1830s to the 1850s in a prison in upstate New York. Caleb Smith, a professor of English at Yale who has written extensively about … Continue reading Yale Acquires 1850s Prison Memoir of African-American Man