Elizabeth Dale's New Book on Police Torture in Chicago

The History Department congratulates Elizabeth Dale on the publication of her new book, Robert Nixon and Police Torture in Chicago, 1871-1971.  We’ve all heard of Richard Wright’s famous novel from 1940, Native Son; Dr. Dale’s book uses the actual case that inspired Wright’s work as a window into the failure of the criminal justice system to deal with accusations that Chicago police officers used torture as a method of extracting confessions.
For more on this book, see the official press page here.