State of the Field: Slavery and the Law

Endorsed by the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic (SHEAR)

Friday, April 3, 2020, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Type: State of the Field

Tags: Legal and Constitutional; Race; Slavery


In recent years, new scholarship on the legal histories of slavery in the early modern Atlantic and the United States has transformed our understanding of many aspects of this already-vibrant field of study. Each of the presenters has contributed in important ways to these conversations.

Session Participants

Chair and Panelist: Ariela J. Gross, University of Southern California

Panelist: Michelle Ann McKinley, University of Oregon School of Law

Panelist: Sue Peabody, Washington State University Vancouver

Panelist: Edward Bartlett Rugemer, Yale University

Panelist: Kimberly M. Welch, Vanderbilt University