Microhistory Set in Motion: An Itinerary from Senegambia to Saint-Domingue to Santiago de Cuba
A Lecture by Rebecca J. Scott, Charles Gibson Distinguished University Professor of History and Law at the University of Michigan.
Friday, March 06, 20093:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Los Angeles, CA 90095
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).
For more info please contact Robin Derby or Jorge Marturano
Cost : Free and open to the public
Download file: Final-CA-Scott+Comments.pdf
Sponsor(s): Latin American Institute, The UCLA Mellon Seminar on Caribbean Cultural History, the UCLA Mellon Seminar in Black Atlantic Studies Seminar