Davenport's work highlighted in new book

May 16, 2021 The New York Times

In her new book, "America on Fire: The Untold History of Police Violence and Black Rebellion Since the 1960s", historian Elizabeth Hinton reveals a long, hidden history of uprisings against the war on crime. She credits Christian Davenport, professor of political science, for giving her the materials to make the book possible. 

"Her work tries to provide some kind of agency and political meaning to these folks’ actions, as opposed to the older way of thinking in terms of the madness of crowds,” Davenport said about Hinton.