February marked the 5 year anniversary of the death of Travon Martin. In Caroline Light’s new book on the history of Stand Your Ground laws, she adeptly explores the development of the American right to self-defense and reveals how the original “duty to retreat” from threat was transformed into a selective right to kill. This timely book has earned widespread coverage in the media.
The book was reviewed by The Boston Globe and Pacific Standard, Time.com ran a Q&A with the author, an excerpt was posted on Salon, and another is forthcoming in the March issue of Bitch Magazine. Interviews have included Weekend Edition Saturday (with expanded coverage on the NPR Code Switch blog), The Takeaway, Radio Boston, and Boston Public Radio.