Repair: Redeeming the Promise of Abolition (Paperback)
Katherine Franke makes a powerful case for reparations for Black Americans by amplifying the stories of formerly enslaved people and calling for repair of the damage caused by the legacy of American slavery. Repair invites readers to explore the historical context for reparations, offering a detailed account of the circumstances that surrounded the emancipation of enslaved Black people in two unique contexts, the Sea Islands of South Carolina and Davis Bend, Mississippi, Jefferson Davis' former plantation.
This is an updated second edition of the original book with new material from the author.
About the Author
Katherine Franke is one of the nation's leading scholars writing on law, racial justice, and African American history. Her first book was Wedlocked: The Perils of Marriage Equality. She is the James L. Dohr Professor of Law at Columbia University, where she also directs the Center for Gender and Sexuality Law.