Badges Without Borders: How Global Counterinsurgency Transformed American Policing is now out, published by University of California Press in the American Crossroads Series.
 
“A stunning achievement and conceptual tour de force, Badges Without Borders examines how the United States pioneered a kind of professional carceral internationalism.”—Greg Grandin, author of The End of Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America
 
“This superb and finely written book shows beyond any doubt that US law enforcement deliberately policed its own citizens like the military did Cold War ‘enemies’ elsewhere. An excellent work of history.”—Khalil Gibran Muhammad, author of The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America
 
“More than a beautifully crafted, fine-grained history of police modernization, this book’s history of terror reminds us of a critical lesson: US elites built the arsenal of oppression against subversives and revolutionaries by working across national boundaries. Liberation will require the same.”—Naomi Murakawa, author of The First Civil Right: How Liberals Built Prison America
 
More information here.

Upcoming Talks

Stuart Schrader in conversation with Osita Nwavenu (staff writer, The New Republic)

Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 7:00pm
Red Emma's, 1225 Cathedral St., Baltimore

Stuart Schrader in conversation with Kirsten Weld

Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 12:00pm
Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History

Stuart Schrader in conversation with Patrick Blanchfield

Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 7:00pm
Wooden Shoe Books, 704 South Street, Philadelphia

Stuart Schrader in conversation with Orisanmi Burton

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 6:30pm
The Potter's House, 1658 Columbia Rd NW, Washington, DC

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