pre-civil war

From Capital Punishment to Guns, Old Fears Weigh Like a Nightmare on Today’s Debate

May 8, 2013

Stephen John Hartnett (author of Executing Democracy): The roots of today’s debate about capital punishment, prisons and guns goes back to pre-civil war religious ideas that slaves must be terrorized and God must be appeased

What’s Wrong with Baltimore Public Schools?

December 27, 2012

A discussion with Lester Spence and Marc Steiner about the historical roots of the problems facing Baltimore public schools