A Lecture by Rebecca J. Scott, Charles Gibson Distinguished University Professor of History and Law at the University of Michigan.
Rebecca J. Scott is the Charles Gibson Distinguished University Professor of History and Professor of Law at the University of Michigan. Her book Degrees of Freedom: Louisiana and Cuba after Slavery (Harvard, 2005) received the Frederick Douglass Prize and the John Hope Franklin Prize. She has also authored Degrees of Freedom: Louisiana and Cuba after Slavery (Harvard, 2005); and co-edited Beyond slavery: explorations of race, labor, and citizenship in postemancipation societies (UNC, 2000); The Abolition of slavery and the aftermath of emancipation in Brazil (Duke, 1988); and Espacios, silencios y los sentidos de la libertad: Cuba entre 1878 y 1912 (Havana, 2001). Her recent articles include "Public Rights, Social Equality, and the Conceptual Roots of the Plessy Challenge," Michigan Law Review 106 (March 2008); "The Atlantic World and the Road to Plessy v. Ferguson," in the Journal of American History (December 2007): and "Public Rights and Private Commerce: A Nineteenth-Century Atlantic Creole Itinerary," Current Anthropology (April 2007). She is coauthor of "Writing Freedom: An African Woman and her Children in the Era of the Haitian Revolution," Genèses (Paris) (March 2007); "The Right To Have Rights: The Claims-Making of Former Slaves in Cuba," Annales (Paris) (Summer 2004); and "Property in Writing, Property on the Ground: Pigs, Horses, Land and Citizenship in the Aftermath of Slavery, Cuba, 1880-1909," Comparative Studies in Society and History 44 (October 2002).
Cost: Free and open to the public
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Sponsor(s): Latin American Institute, The UCLA Mellon Seminar on Caribbean Cultural History, the UCLA Mellon Seminar in Black Atlantic Studies Seminar
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