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Williams’ Gang: A Notorious Slave Trader and his Cargo of Black Convicts

February 25, 2020

In Williams’ Gang, Jeff Forret explores a Washington, DC, slave trader’s legal misadventures associated with transporting convict slaves through New Orleans. Forret joins Cambridge University Press Senior Editor Cecelia Cancellaro to discuss the three-decade-long courtroom drama, the parallels between the slave trade and the modern-day prison-industrial complex, and more.

Williams’ Gang: A Notorious Slave Trader and his Cargo of Black Convicts is available now.

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