A Second Reckoning by Scott Seligman

A Second Reckoning | Race, Injustice, and the Last Hanging in Annapolis by Scott Seligman looks into the wrongful hanging of a Black man, and argues for more reexamination into the racial uses of the justice systems. The author argues that the repeal of racist laws and policies must be augmented by reckoning with America’s judicial past, especially in cases in which prejudice may have tainted procedures or perverted verdicts.

The Great Kosher Meat War of 1902 by Scott Seligman

The Great Kosher Meat War of 1902 | Immigrant Housewives and the Riots That Shook New York City by Scott Seligman explores the collective action Jewish housewives took to end the price gouging of kosher meat. Convinced by the latest jump in the price of kosher meat, they assembled with intent on shutting down every kosher butcher shop in New York’s Jewish quarter.

The Third Degree by Scott Seligman

The Third Degree by Scott Seligman recounts the story of political murder and how it changed the legal system forever. Part murder mystery, part courtroom drama, and part landmark legal case, the book is the true story of a young man’s abuse by the Washington police and an arduous, seven-year journey through the legal system.

Tong Wars by Scott Seligman

Tong Wars: The Untold Story of Vice, Money, and Murder in New York’s Chinatown by Scott D. Seligman provides a definitive look at more than 30 years of violence in this fascinating and nuanced examination of Manhattan’s Chinatown. Seligman’s account roars through three decades of turmoil, with characters ranging from gangsters and drug lords to reformers and do-gooders to judges, prosecutors, cops, and pols of every stripe and color.