Thursday, July 1, 2010

Welcome to Ariela Gross

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!


Alfred Brophy said...

Really looking forward to your posts, Ariela. Among other things, I'd be particularly interested in what you think are the key questions that still needs addressing in the legal history of the pre-Civil War south.

bernardkeithvetter said...

Hello Ariela,
I was curious as to whether you have read any of my articles about the spanish law of manumission - copied from the Romans - in pre-statehood LA. I ask because I publish mainly in foreign journals (they don't require 50 pages and 100 footnotes), such as the REVUE INTERNATIONALE DES DROITS DE L'ANTIQUITE and Ex-Justa Causa Traditum, Essays in Honor of Eric H. Pool (Eds. Van der Ber et al)(2005 Fundamina 123-132: Edito specialis.), journals that are not exactly viewed as coins of the realm in American legal education. Any way, if by chance you stumbled across them, I'd be interested in any comments.They particulary relate to your Comparative Perspectives article. Welcome to the blog. I look forward to your comments in general.