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Alejandro de la Fuente and Ariela Gross on the Law of Freedom & Slavery

Season 1, Ep. 525

In this episode, Alejandro de la Fuente, Robert Woods Bliss Professor of Latin American History and Economics, Professor of African and African American Studies and of History and Director of the Afro-Latin American Research Institute at Harvard University, and Ariela J. Gross, John B. and Alice R. Sharp Professor of Law and History and Co-Director of the Center for Law, History, and Culture at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law, discuss their new book, "Becoming Free, Becoming Black: Race, Freedom, and Law in Cuba, Virginia, and Louisiana," which is published by Cambridge University Press. They begin by explaining the origins of the project. They explain why they chose those three jurisdictions, and reflect on how the law of freedom affected the law of slavery. And they discuss how and why the three jurisdictions developed in different ways. Gross is on Twitter @arielagross.

This episode was hosted by Brian L. Frye, Spears-Gilbert Associate Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky College of Law. Frye is on Twitter at @brianlfrye.




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