Alfred L. Brophy

Alfred L.  Brophy

Al Brophy is the D. Paul Jones Chairholder in Law at the University of Alabama. He writes about law during the eras of slavery and Jim Crow as well as about the contemporary movement to address these past injustices. His books include Reconstructing the Dreamland: The Tulsa Race Riot of 1921 (2002) and Reparations Pro and Con (2006); the coauthored Integrating Spaces: Property Law and Race (2010); and the coedited A Companion to American Legal History (2013). His most recent book is University, Court, and Slave: Proslavery Thoughts in Southern Colleges and Courts and the Coming of Civil War (2016), an expansive study of proslavery thought in the southern academy and judiciary from Nat Turner's rebellion to the Civil War.

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  • Reading the Great Constitutional Dream Book: The Black Origins of Brown v. Board of Education
  • Slavery and the University in the Pre–Civil War South
  • The Nat Turner Trials
  • The Law and Future of Reparations
  • Cemeteries and Constitutional Culture before the Civil War
  • The Tulsa Race Riot of 1921: Race and Reparations