Reconstructing Revenge

Gregory Laski

United States Air Force Academy

Gregory Laski, civilian assistant professor of English at the United States Air Force Academy, is currently a visiting faculty member in the writing program at Carnegie Mellon University. Trained at Northwestern, he is the author of Untimely Democracy: The Politics of Progress after Slavery (Oxford University Press, 2017). In addition to articles in such journals as J19 and Callaloo, he has written for Black Perspectives, the blog of the African American Intellectual History Society, and the Oxford University Press Blog. He is at work on a cultural history of race and revenge after the Civil War.


In January 1864, the Liberator granted the nation immunity for slavery and said that it was the right thing to do. “Let every man demand that the true ground of justice be taken toward our dark fellow-countrymen,” the... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Gregory Laski (United States Air Force Academy)

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Expanding Forms: a Writing Workshop


S4a » Seminar 4.a: Expanding Forms: a Writing Workshop I (08:00 - Friday, 23rd March, Boardroom East)

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