The People’s Guide to Abolition

Abolition for the People

Your #AbolitionForThePeople Resource Guide

A toolkit for the path forward

Kaepernick Publishing
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4 min readOct 30, 2020


Here’s a non-exhaustive resource guide packed with articles, books, art, interviews, organizations, and campaigns that can provide you with further opportunities to extend your understanding of abolition and contribute to the movement for a future without policing and prisons. Abolition now. Abolition for the people.

Week 1: Police and Policing

Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color (2017) by Andrea Ritchie

States of Confinement: Policing, Detention, and Prisons (2002) Edited by Joy James

Slave Patrols: Law and Violence in Virginia and the Carolinas (2003) by Sally E. Hadden

Policing the Planet: Why the Policing Crisis Led to Black Lives Matter (2016) by Jordan T. Camp

Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II (2008) Douglas A. Blackmon

MIGRA! A History of the U.S. Border Patrol (2010) by Kelly Lytle Hernandez

Dark Matters: On the Surveillance of Blackness (2015) by Simone Browne



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