Alejandro de la Fuente and Ariela J. Gross - Becoming Free, Becoming Black — in conversation with Robert L. Tsai — at Union Market

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In this analysis of the meaning of blackness in law, the authors study the slave societies of Cuba, Virginia, and Louisiana, drawing on trial records of freedom suits and legislative cases to show that freed people challenged slaveholders’ efforts to equate blackness with slavery, and that the laws of freedom, not slavery, created boundaries between Black and white. De la Fuente, the Robert Woods Bliss Professor of Latin American history and economics and the Director of the Afro-Latin American Research Institute at Harvard, and Gross, John B. and Alice R. Sharp Professor of Law and History and co-director of the Center for Law, History, and Culture at the USC Gould School of Law, will be in conversation with Robert Tsai, professor of law at American University.


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Becoming Free, Becoming Black: Race, Freedom, and Law in Cuba, Virginia, and Louisiana (Studies in Legal History) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781108480642
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Published: Cambridge University Press - January 16th, 2020

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