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    Dale, Elizabeth 2013. A Companion to American Legal History.

    Hanß, Stefan 2013. Sklaverei im vormodernen Mediterraneum. Tendenzen aktueller Forschungen. Zeitschrift für Historische Forschung, Vol. 40, Issue. 4, p. 623.

    Scott, Rebecca J. 2011. Slavery and the Law in Atlantic Perspective: Jurisdiction, Jurisprudence, and Justice. Law and History Review, Vol. 29, Issue. 04, p. 915.


Slavery and the Law in Atlantic Perspective: Jurisdiction, Jurisprudence, and Justice


The four articles in this special issue experiment with an innovative set of questions and a variety of methods in order to push the analysis of slavery and the law into new territory. Their scope is broadly Atlantic, encompassing Suriname and Saint-Domingue/Haiti, New York and New Orleans, port cities and coffee plantations. Each essay deals with named individuals in complex circumstances, conveying their predicaments as fine-grained microhistories rather than as shocking anecdotes. Each author, moreover, demonstrates that the moments when law engaged slavery not only reflected but also influenced larger dynamics of sovereignty and jurisprudence.

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Natalie Zemon Davis , “Judges, Masters, Diviners: Slaves' Experience of Criminal Justice in Colonial Suriname,” Law and History Review 29 (2011): 925–84

Rebecca J. Scott , “Paper Thin: Freedom and Re-enslavement in the Diaspora of the Haitian Revolution,” Law and History Review 29 (2011): 1061–87

Ariela Gross , “Beyond Black and White: Cultural Approaches to Race and Slavery,” Columbia Law Review 101(2001): 640–90

Alejandro de la Fuente , “Slaves and the Creation of Legal Rights in Cuba: Coartación and Papel,” Hispanic American Historical Review 87 (2007): 659–92

Rebecca J. Scott and Jean M. Hébrard , Freedom Papers: An Atlantic Odyssey in the Age of Emancipation (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, forthcoming 2012)

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