The Legal History Blog welcomes my USC colleague Ariela Gross, who will be guest blogging during July. Ariela writes about race and slavery in U.S. history. She is the author of What Blood Won't Tell: A History of Race on Trial in America, which won the J. Willard Hurst Prize for the best book in sociolegal history from the Law and Society Association, and other prizes. She has also published Double Character: Slavery and Mastery in the Antebellum Southern Courtroom. Ariela has been awarded fellowships by the Guggenheim Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Her current projects include Comparative Perspectives on Law, Race and Slavery in the Americas, with Alejandro de la Fuente, forthcoming, Annual Review of Law and Social Science (2010), and Legal Transplants: Slavery and the Civil Law in Louisiana.
Welcome to Ariela!