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Mark Twain, James Redpath, & The Vigilante Origins of American Police

Mark Twain, James Redpath, & The Vigilante Origins of American Police

Update: 2020-11-23
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Concluding the 2020 Trouble Begins Lecture Series, Matt Seybold interposes the early careers of Mark Twain and James Redpath, both of whom, in the years surrounding the American Civil War, denounced police forces in Charleston and San Francisco for violently oppressing people of color. What does it mean to be a witness?
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Mark Twain, James Redpath, & The Vigilante Origins of American Police

Mark Twain, James Redpath, & The Vigilante Origins of American Police