Saturday, August 28, 2010

Early American Legal History in the Triangle Seminar

The Triangle Early American History Seminar has announced its schedule for 2010-2011. It includes several presentations by or of special interest to legal historians:

December 10, Randy Browne (UNC-CH), "Punishment, Reform, and the Amelioration of Slavery in the British Caribbean," co-sponsored with the Triangle Legal History Seminar

March 25, Rebecca Scott (University of Michigan), "'Mistress of Her Own Person': Contesting Enslavement through Law in the Era of the Haitian Revolution," co-sponsored with the Triangle Legal History Seminar

Apr. 29, Holly Brewer (NCSU), "The Seventeenth-Century Contest over a Common Law of Slavery," co-sponsored with the Triangle Legal History Seminar

The seminar’s organizers explain:
We meet on Friday afternoons from 4-6 p.m. at the National Humanities Center in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Our group includes faculty and graduate students from area universities, including Duke University, N.C. State, UNC Greensboro, and UNC Chapel Hill. We circulate the paper in advance, then discuss it during the seminar.
For more information please contact an organizer:

Kathleen DuVal duval@unc.edu
Holly Brewer holly_brewer@ncsu.edu
Katy Smith kssmit@unc.edu

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