Publications

In Preparation
Weber BD. American Purgatory: Race, Empire, and the Carceral State . The New Press; In Preparation.
Forthcoming
Weber BD. Undoing Time: A Review. Journal of American History. Forthcoming.
2019
Weber BD. The Strange Career of the Convict Clause: U.S. Prison Imperialism in the Panama Canal Zone. International Labor and Working-Class History, Special Issue on Blackness in the Afterlives of Racial Slavery [Internet]. 2019;(96) :79-102. Publisher's Version benjamin_weber_strange_career_of_the_convict_clause_2019.pdf
2018
Weber BD. Beyond Money Bail: Looking Back to Move Ahead. Vera Institute of Justice, Think Justice Blog [Internet]. 2018. Publisher's Version
Weber BD, Flozell Daniels J, Wool J. From Bondage to Bail Bonds: Putting a Price on Freedom in New Orleans. The Data Center: The New Orleans Prosperity Index and Vera Institute of Justice [Internet]. 2018. Publisher's Version
Weber BD, Monet V. New Orleans Tricentennial Visions of Justice. Vera Institute of Justice; 2018. Publisher's Version
Weber BD. Fearing the Flood: Prison Revolt and Counterinsurgency in the U.S.-Occupied Philippines. International Review of Social History [Internet]. 2018. Publisher's Version
2016
Weber BD, UNO_Students. Sentenced to Slavery, Stuck in Jim Crow. States of Incarceration: A National Dialogue of Local Histories [Internet]. 2016. Publisher's Version
Weber BD. What is the Meaning of Death to a Prisoner Serving Life?. www.prisonphotography.org [Internet]. 2016. Publisher's Version
Weber BD. Stories from Prison Honoring Ancestors. ArcGIS Online [Internet]. 2016. Publisher's Version
Weber BD. Teaching Histories of Race and Incarceration in the Prison Capital of the World. American Federation of Teachers, AFT Voices On Campus [Internet]. 2016;Spring (2016). Publisher's VersionAbstract
2015
Weber BD. 1968: A Time of Change, Calderwood U.S. History Series. WGBH Boston & PBS Learning Media; 2015.Abstract
Explore how the events and cultural and political changes that occurred in 1968 came to represent the upheaval and dramatic changes in American life during the 1960s. In this interactive lesson from WGBH, students develop a written argument in response to the question “Why did the year 1968 come to symbolize the 1960s as a decade of change in America? ” They gather evidence from videos featuring historian Ben Weber and from primary source documents and images. This resource is part of the Writing in U.S. History collection, the Calderwood Writing Course: U.S. History.
Weber BD. Shaping the Postwar World, Calderwood U.S. History Series. WGBH Boston & PBS Learning Media; 2015.Abstract
Consider how U.S. foreign policy changed in the aftermath of WWII, and analyze the philosophical, geopolitical, and economic factors that  influenced these changes. In this interactive lesson from WGBH, students develop a written argument in response to the question “How did U.S. foreign policy change in the aftermath of WWII, and what influenced these changes?” They gather evidence from videos featuring historian Ben Weber and from primary source speeches, documents, and images. This resource is part of the Writing in U.S. History collection, the Calderwood Writing Course: U.S. History.
Weber BD. Imperialism and the Spanish American War, Calderwood U.S. History Series. WGBH Boston & PBS Learning Media; 2015.Abstract
Trace the causes and debates that led to the Spanish-American War, including “yellow journalism” press coverage, President McKinley’s declaration of war, and sentiments about imperialism. In this interactive lesson from WGBH, students develop a written argument in response to the question “Was the U.S. justified in going to war with Spain in 1898?” They gather evidence from videos featuring historian Ben Weber and from primary source documents, images, and cartoons. This resource is part of the Writing in U.S. History collection, the Calderwood Writing Course: U.S. History.
Weber BD. The Emancipation Proclamation, Calderwood U.S. History Series. WGBH Boston & PBS Learning Media; 2015.Abstract
Assess how the Emancipation Proclamation expanded ideas of freedom and liberty, looking at the antislavery debate that led to the proclamation, the influences on Lincoln's decision, and the provisions of the document. In this interactive lesson from WGBH, students develop a written argument in response to the question “In what ways did the Emancipation Proclamation expand ideas of freedom and liberty in America?” They gather evidence from videos featuring historian Ben Weber and from primary source documents, images, and artifacts. This resource is part of the Writing in U.S. History collection, the Calderwood Writing Course: U.S. History.
Weber BD. The Louisiana Purchase, Calderwood U.S. History Series . WGBH Boston & PBS Learning Media; 2015.Abstract
Explore  the motivations for the Louisiana Purchase, as well as the terms of the purchase and its consequences. In this interactive lesson from WGBH, students develop a written argument in response to the question “Do you agree that the Louisiana Purchase was a ‘most splendid’ event?” They gather evidence from videos featuring historian Ben Weber and from primary source documents, images, and maps. This resource is part of the Writing in U.S. History collection, the Calderwood Writing Course: U.S. History.
Weber BD. The Bill of Rights, Calderwood U.S. History Series. WGBH Boston & PBS Learning Media; 2015.Abstract

Explore why the Bill of Rights was added to the Constitution and its enduring impact on defining our rights. In this interactive lesson from WGBH, students develop a written argument in response to the question “How does the Bill of Rights establish and continue to define the rights we have as Americans?” They gather evidence from videos featuring historian Ben Weber and from primary source documents. This resource is part of the Writing in U.S. History collection, the Calderwood Writing Course: U.S. History.

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