Alexis de Tocqueville, the French sociologist, in 1831 visited the United States to observe U.S. democracy, and in 1835 he wrote Democracy in America. One of the observations Tocqueville made was that slavery coexisted with ideals of freedom. This observation from almost 200 years ago informs Savannah Shange’s groundbreaking book, Progressive Dystopia: Abolition, Anti-Blackness, and Schooling in San Francisco.
"Review of Progressive Dystopia: Abolition, Anti-Blackness, and Schooling in San Francisco, by Savannah Shange, Durham: Duke University Press, 2019,"
Wagadu: A Journal of Transnational Women's & Gender Studies: Vol. 22:
1, Article 12.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.cortland.edu/wagadu/vol22/iss1/12