In an era when debates rage over how to treat Civil War monuments and address our country’s racist past, this new book narrows the focus to the epicenter of slavery in the United States: Charleston, South Carolina. Bryan Stevenson, whose own work on historical memory is made tangible with a new museum and memorial remarks that Ethan J.

Bernice Yeung is an award-winning journalist for Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting covering race, gender, and issues related to violence against women. In 2013, Yeung was part of the national Emmy-nominated “Rape in the Fields” reporting team, which investigated the sexual assault of immigrant farmworkers. The project won the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award and the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, and it was a finalist for the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting.

Dear Fearless Reader,

Last month, the state of Texas decided to kill one of our authors: Thomas Whitaker, a contributor to Hell Is a Very Small Place: Voices from Solitary Confinement, a collection of writing about solitary confinement in American prisons that The New Press published in 2016. Whitaker was scheduled to die on Thursday, February 22, 2018.

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