Monday, November 14, 2011

Law & History Review: Special Issue on Law, Slavery, and Justice

The November, 2011 issue of Law & History Review is a special issue on the theme "Law, Slavery, and Justice."  The introduction to the issue, by editor David Tanenhaus, follows:

The special issue transports our broad readership into the unsettling history and shifting historiography of the laws of slavery on land and at sea in the turbulent Atlantic World. Special thanks to Rebecca J. Scott for proposing this venture and enticing others to join, including Walter Johnson, whose incisive commentary concludes this issue. The journey begins with Scott's crisp introduction that first previews the four articles before providing an overview and explication of our authors' methods. Bon voyage!

The issue includes commentary by Rebecca Scott, Natalie Zemon Davis, Martha S. Jones, Walter Johnson, and Malick W. Ghachem.  See the table of contents here (subscription required for access to full contents).