In Mexico, colonial courts maintained relative silence about abortion and infanticide. Things changed in 1871.
The Mann Act protected women from “human vultures who fatten on the shame of innocent young girls.”
How do race, gender, and sexuality intersect in order to shape policing and imprisonment?
Moderated by Regina Kunzel Edited by Devin McGeehan Muchmore What can histories of sexuality and gender tell us about the carceral state? The United States’ incarceration rate has quadrupled since the 1970s, giving the U.S. the largest prison population in the world. According to Bureau of Justice Statistics, over 2.2 […]
Christopher Lowen Agee In 1960 Patrolman John Mindermann, a rookie officer in the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD), was assigned to San Francisco’s Polk Gulch neighborhood. On his first night out, he stumbled upon the Cable Car Village, a gay bar. Speaking with me years later, he recounted this discovery […]
Łukasz Szulc Historical studies of sexualities in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) remain scarce. Researchers from the region, as well as other parts of the world, however, are increasingly uncovering both the regional commonalities and local specificities of how diverse sexualities were lived, policed and represented in CEE, the area stretching from Austria […]
Elena McGrath Five years after the 1952 revolution gave all Bolivians the right to vote, removed forced labor requirements for indigenous communities, and nationalized Bolivia’s mineral wealth, a mechanic in Bolivia’s state-owned mining company, the Bolivian Mining Corporation (Corporación Minera de Bolivia, or COMIBOL) wrote to the municipal courts. He […]