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“Reframing Black Southerners’ Experiences in the Courts, 1865-1950.” Law & Social Inquiry 44:4

(November 2019), 1113-1140.

 

“Taking their Former Masters to Court: Cases Between Former Slaves and Former Masters in the

 Post-emancipation South.” Slavery & Abolition 40:2 (June 2019), 240-255. Part of a themed issue on civil cases involving African Americans during slavery and emancipation.

 

“Slavery, Freedom, and Law in the Civil War Era.” Slavery & Abolition 40:2 (June 2019), 219-224.

 Introduction co-written with Kelly Kennington for themed issue.

 

“New Directions in the Historiography of African Americans and the Law in the Antebellum United States.” Slavery & Abolition 40:3 (Sept. 2019), 606-613.

"Justice in an Unjust World: The Untold Story of Civil Cases Between Black and White Litigants in the Segregated South," History Today, June 2018. Click here to view article

"Rethinking the Role of the Courts in the Lives of Black Southerners," The American Historian, November 2017.

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"From Slave to Litigant: African Americans in Court in the Post-War South, 1865-1920" Law & History Review 30, no. 3 (Aug. 2012): 723-769.

Selected Online Articles and Posts:

"Can we Count on the Courts to Curb Trump?" History News Network, December 2017. Click here to view article. 

"African Americans’ Civil Cases in the Jim Crow South," Black Perspectives, November 2017.

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"What Kinds of Civil Cases Black Southerners Litigated Against Whites in Southern Courts, 1900-1950," Legal History Blog, November 2017.

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"What Kind of Civil Cases Black Southerners Litigated Against Whites in Southern Courts, 1865-1899," Legal History Blog, November 2017.

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"How Black Litigants Shaped Their Civil Cases Against Whites," Legal History Blog, November 2017.

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"Why African Americans Were Able To Litigate and Win Civil Cases Against Whites in the Jim Crow South," Legal History Blog, November 2017.

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"How to Find Civil Cases Between White and Black Southerners in State Court Records," Legal History Blog, November 2017.

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