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Immigration History Research Center Presents

City of Inmates: Conquest, Rebellion, and the Rise of Human Caging in Los Angeles, 1771-1965

1/25/18, 4:00 PM

About this event

Join the IHRC for the lecture "City of Inmates: Conquest, Rebellion, and the Rise of Human Caging in Los Angeles, 1771-1965" by Kelly Lytle Hernández, History, UCLA.

Los Angeles incarcerates more people than any other city in the United States, which imprisons more people than any other nation on Earth. This book explains how the City of Angels became the capital city of the world's leading incarcerator. Marshaling more than two centuries of evidence, historian Kelly Lytle Hernández unmasks how histories of native elimination, immigrant exclusion, and black disappearance drove the rise of incarceration in Los Angeles. In this telling, which spans from the Spanish colonial era to the outbreak of the 1965 Watts Rebellion, Hernández documents the persistent historical bond between the racial fantasies of conquest, namely its settler colonial form, and the eliminatory capacities of incarceration.

This event is sponsored by the Immigration History Research Center; History Department; Chicano and Latino Studies Department; Race, Indigeneity, Gender & Sexuality Studies; and James H. Binger Center for New Americans.
Event Location
  • Elmer L. Andersen Library, room 120
  • 222 21st Avenue South
  • Minneapolis MN
  • USA