Evan Taparata

Evan Taparata

Evan Taparata is a Ph.D. candidate in History at the University of Minnesota. His research and teaching interests revolve around law and immigration and refugee migration to the United States in the past and in the present.

Recent Stories


The slave-trade roots of US private prisons

In 2000, the Federal Bureau of Prisons sent 1,200 inmates to a private prison on a former slave plantation in North Carolina. More than 150 years ago, the nation’s capital was home to private prisons where enslaved African Americans were held until they could be sent south.