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Rebecca Scott

Rebecca J. Scott

Charles Gibson Distinguished University Professor of History and Professor of Law
Member of University of Michigan Law School Faculty 2002-

Publications

Forthcoming | Books | Book Chapters | Journal Articles | Reviews
Other Publications | Reprints | Works in Progress & Working Papers

Forthcoming

  • "Asserting Citizenship and Refusing Stigma: New Orleans Equal-Rights Activists Interpret 1803 and 1848." In New Orleans and Saint-Laint-Louis, Senegal: Mirror Cities in the Atlantic World, edited by E. Clark, I. Thioub, and C. Vidal. Baton Rouge: Louisianna State University Press, Forthcoming, 2018
  • Co-author. "How Does the Law put a Historical Analogy to Work?: Defining the Imposition of ‘A Conditionan Analogous to that of a Slave’ in Modern Brazil." L. A. de Andrade Barbosa and C. H Haddad, co-authors. Duke J. Const. L. & Pub. Pol'y (Forthcoming, 2017).
  • Co-author. "¿Cómo utiliza el derecho una analogía histórica?: Definiendo ‘una condición análoga a la de un esclavo’ en Brasil." L. A. de Andrade Barbosa and C. H Haddad, co-authors. In SELA 2016: El derecho, el medio ambiente y las crises actuales del capitalismo mundial, edited by P. et al. Ahumada. Buenos Aires: Libraria Ediciones, Forthcoming, 2017.

Books

  • Co-author. Provas de liberdade: Uma odisseia atlantica na era da emancipacao (Freedom Papers: An Atlantic Odyssey in the Age of Emancipation). J.-M. Hébard, co-author. Campinas, SP: Editora da Unicamp, 2014.
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  • Co-author. Freedom Papers: An Atlantic Odyssey in the Age of Emancipation. J.-M. Hébard, co-author. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2012.
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  • Degrees of Freedom: Louisiana and Cuba After Slavery. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard Univ. Press, 2005.
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  • Co-editor. The Archives of Cuba. L. A. Pérez, co-editor. Pitt Latin American Series. Pittsburgh, Pa.: Univ. of Pittsburgh Press, 2003.
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  • Co-editor. Societies After Slavery: A Select Annotated Bibliography of Printed Sources on Cuba, Brazil, British Colonial Africa, South Africa, and the British West Indies. T. C. Holt and F. Cooper, co-editors. Pitt Latin American Series. Pittsburgh, Pa.: Univ. Pittsburgh Press, 2002.
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  • Co-author. Espacios, silencios y los sentidos de la libertad: Cuba entre 1878 y 1912. F. M. Heredia and O. G. Martínez, co-authors. Colección Clío (Union de Escritores y Artistas de Cuba). Ciudad de La Habana: Ediciones Union, Union de Escritores y Artistas de Cuba, 2001. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • Co-author. Beyond Slavery: Explorations of Race, Labor, and Citizenship in Postemancipation Societies. F. Cooper and T. C. Holt, co-authors. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina, 2000. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • Slave Emancipation in Cuba: The Transition to Free Labor, 1860-1899. Pitt Latin American Series. Pittsburgh, Pa.: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2000. (This 2000 reprint contains a new afterword. Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • Co-author. The Abolition of Slavery and the Aftermath of Emancipation in Brazil. R. J. Scott et al., co-authors. Durham: Duke Univ. Press, 1988. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • Slave Emancipation in Cuba: The Transition to Free Labor, 1860-1899. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1985. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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Book Chapters

  • "Dignité/Dignidade: Organizing Against Threats to Diginity in Societies After Slavery." In Understanding Human Dignity, edited by C. McCrudden. Proceedings of the British Academy, 192. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.
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  • "Under Color of Law: Siliadin v. France and the Dynamics of Enslavement in Historical Perspective." In The Legal Understanding of Slavery: From the Historical to the Contemporary, edited by J. Allain, 152-64. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012.
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  • Co-author. "Rosalie of the Poulard Nation: Freedom, Law, and Dignity in the Era of the Haitian Revolution." J. M. Hébrard, co-author. In Assumed Identities: The Meanings of Race in the Atlantic World, edited by J. D. Garrigus and C. Morris, 116-43. Walter Prescott Webb Memorial Lectures, 41. [College Station, Tex.]: Texas A&M Univ. Press, 2010.
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  • "Microhistory Set in Motion: A Nineteenth-Century Atlantic Creole Itinerary." In Empirical Futures: Anthropologists and Historians Engage the Work of Sidney W. Mintz, edited by G. Baca, A. Khan And S. Palmié, 84-111. Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carlolina Press, 2009.
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  • "Public Rights." In International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences. 2d ed., edited by W. A. Darity Jr., vol. 6: 620-1. Woodbridge, Conn.: Macmillan Reference USA, 2008.
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  • "Tres vidas, una guerra Rafael Iznaga, Bárbara Pérez y Gregoria Quesada entre la emancipación y la ciudadanía." In Historia y memoria Sociedad, cultura y vida cotidiana en Cuba, 1878-1917, by Centro de Investigación y Desarrollo de la Cultura Cubana Juan Marinello, and the Program in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, International Institute, University of Michigan; 83-99. Havana and Ann Arbor, Mich.: Centro de Investigación y Desarrollo de la Cultura Cubana Juan Marinello, and the University of Michigan, 2003.
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  • "Fault Lines, Color Lines, and Party Lines: Race, Labor, and Collective Action in Louisiana and Cuba, 1862-1912." In Beyond Slavery: Exploration of Race, Labor, and Citizenship in Postemancipation Societies, 61-106. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2000. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "'Stubborn and Disposed to Stand Their Ground': Black Militia, Sugar Workers and the Dynamics of Collective Action in the Louisiana Sugar Bowl, 1863-87." In From Slavery to Emancipation in the Atlantic World, edited by S. R. Frey and B. Wood, 103-26. Studies in Slave and Post-Slave Societies and Cultures. London: Frank Cass Publishers, 1999. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Building, Bridging, and Breaching the Color Line Rural Collective Action in Louisiana and Cuba, 1865-1912." In Democracy, Revolution, and History, edited by T. Skocpol, 143-66. The Wilder House Series in Politics, History, and Culture. Cornell University Press: Ithaca, 1998. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "The Boundaries of Freedom: Post emancipation Society in Cuba, Louisiana and Brazil." In Inside Slavery: Process and Legacy in the Caribbean Experience, edited by H. McD. Beckles, 96-118. Kingston, Jamaica: Canoe Press, 1996. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Dismantling Repressive Systems: The Abolition of Slavery in Cuba as a Case Study." In Development, Democracy, and the Art of Trespassing Essays in Honor of Albert O. Hirschman, edited by A. Foxley, M. S. McPherson, and G. O'Donnell, 269-81. Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre Dame Press, 1986. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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Journal Articles

  • Co-author. "Trabalho escravo: l'esclavage contemporain au Brésil." J. M. Hebrard, co-author. Introduction to Brésils. Paris. 11 (2017): 1-13.
  • "Social Facts, Legal Fictions, and the Attribution of Slave Status: The Puzzle of Prescription." L. & Hist. Rev. 35, no. 1 (2017): 1-22.​
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  • "O Trabalho Escravo Contemporâneo e os Usos da História (Contemporary Slave Labor and the Uses of History)." Mundos do Trabalho 5, no. 9 (2013): 129-37.
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  • "Slavery and the Law in Atlantic Perspective: Jurisdiction, Jurisprudence, and Justice." Law & Hist. Rev. 29, no. 4 (2011): 915-24. (Introduction to special issue: Law, Slavery, and Justice. © The American Society for Legal History.)
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  • "Paper Thin: Freedom and Re-enslavement in the Diaspora of the Haitian Revolution." Law & Hist. Rev. 29, no. 4 (2011): 1061-87. (© The American Society for Legal History)
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  • "'She...Refuses to Deliver Up Herself as the Slave of Your Petitioner': Émigrés, Enslavement, and the 1808 Louisiana Digest of the Civil Laws." Tul. Eur. & Civ. L. F. 24 (2009): 115-36. (Symposium on The Bicentennial of the Digest of 1808--Collected Papers)
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  • "Reinventar la esclavitud, garantizar la libertad: De Saint-Domingue a Santiago a Nueva Orleáns, 1803-1809." Caminos 52 (2009): 2-13.
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  • Co-author. "Servitude, Liberté et Citoyenneté dans le Monde Atlantique des XVIIIe et XIXe Siècles: Rosalie de Nation Poulard..." J. M. Hébrard, co-author. Revue de la Société Haïtienne d'Histoire et de Géographie 83, no. 234 (2008): 1-52.
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  • "Public Rights, Social Equality, and the Conceptual Roots of the Plessy Challenge." Mich. L. Rev. 106, no. 5 (2008): 777-804.
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  • "The Atlantic World and the Road to Plessy v. Ferguson." J. Am. Hist. 94, no. 3 (2007): 726-33.
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  • "Public Rights and Private Commerce: A Nineteenth-Century Atlantic Creole Itinerary." Current Anthropology 48, no. 2 (2007): 237-56.
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  • Co-author. "Les papiers de la liberté: Une mère africaine et ses enfants à l'époque de la révolution haïtienne." J. M. Hébard, co-author. Genèses 66 (2007): 4-29.
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  • "A Cuban Connection: Edwin F. Atkins, Charles Francis Adams, Jr., and the Former Slaves of Soledad Plantation." Mass. Hist. Rev. 9 (2007): 7-34.
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  • "Grados de libertad: Democracia y antidemocracia en Cuby y Luisiana, 1898-1900." Historia Social, no. 54 (2006): 19-50. (This article is an adaptation of chapter 6 in Scott's Degrees of Freedom. Cambridge, Mass. Harvard University Press, 2005.)
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  • Co-author. "Le 'droit d'avoir des droits': Les revendications des ex-esclaves à Cuba (1872-1909)." M. Zeuske, co-author. Annales, Histoire, Sciences sociales 59, no. 3 (2004): 521-45.
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  • "Derechos y honra públicos: Louis Martinet, Plessy contra Ferguson y el acceso a la ley en Luisiana, 1888-1917." Debate y Perspectivas 4 (2004): 171-97.
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  • "Degrees of Freedom: Building Citizenship in the Shadow of Slavery." Law Quad. Notes 47, no. 2 (2004): 86-92.
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  • "Se battre pour ses droits Écritures, litiges et discrimination raciale en Louisiane (1888-1899)." J. Hébrand, translator. Cahiers du Brésil contemporain, no. 53/54 (2003): 175-210.
  • Translator. "The Writings of Moise (1898-1985): Birth, Life, and Death of a Narrative of the Great War." J. Hebrard, author. Comp. Stud. Soc'y & Hist. 44, no. 2 (2002): 263-92.
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  • "The Provincial Archive as a Place of Memory: Confronting Oral and Written Sources on the Role of Former Slaves in the Cuban War of Independence (1895-98)." New W. Indian Guide 76, no. 3/4 (2002): 191-210.
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  • Co-author. "Property in Writing, Property on the Ground: Pigs, Horses, Land, and Citizenship in the Aftermath of Slavery, Cuba, 1880-1909." M. Zeuske, co-author. Comp. Stud. Soc'y & Hist. 44, no. 4 (2002): 669-99.
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  • "Small-Scale Dynamics of Large-Scale Processes." Am. Hist. Rev. 105, no. 2 (2000): 472-9. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Reclamando la mula de Gregoria Quesada: El significado de la libertad en los valles del Arimao y del Caunao, Cienfuegos, Cuba." Illes i Imperis 2 (1999): 89-108. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "'Stubborn and Disposed to Stand their Ground': Black Militia, Sugar Workers and the Dynamics of Collective Action in the Louisiana Sugar Bowl, 1863-87." Slavery & Abolition 20, no. 1 (1999): 103-26. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Race, Labor, and Citizenship in Cuba: A View from the Sugar District of Cienfuegos, 1886-1909." Hisp. Am. Hist. Rev. 78, no. 4 (1998): 687-728. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Defining the Boundaries of Freedom in the World of Cane: Cuba, Brazil, and Louisiana after Emancipation." Am. Hist. Rev. 99, no. 1 (1994): 70-102. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Exploring the Meaning of Freedom: Postemancipation Societies in Comparative Perspective." Hisp. Am. Hist. Rev. 68, no. 3 (1988): 407-28.(Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
  • "Comparing Emancipations: A Review Essay." J. Soc. Hist. 20, no. 3 (1987): 565-83. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Abolição Gradual e a Dinâmica da Emancipação dos Escravos em Cuba, 1868-86." Estudos Econômicos 17, no. 3 (1987): 457-85. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
  • "Explaining Abolition: Contradiction, Adaptation, and Challenge in Cuban Slave Society, 1860-1886." Comp. Stud. Soc'y & Hist. 26, no. 1 (1984): 83-111. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Gradual Abolition and the Dynamics of Slave Emancipation in Cuba, 1868-86." Hisp. Am. Hist. Rev. 63, no. 3 (1983): 449-77. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "The Battle Over the Child: Child Apprenticeship and the Freedmen's Bureau in North Carolina." Prologue 10, no. 2 (1978): 101-13. (Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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Reprints (Articles and other publications repinted in full and Law Quadrangle)

  • "'Stubborn and Disposed to Stand Their Ground': Sugar Workers and the Dynamics of Collective Action in the Louisiana Sugar Bowl, 1863-87." In The Lafourche Country III: Annals and Onwards, edited by J. P. Doucet and S. S. Michot, 221-35. Thibodaux, La.: Lafourche Heritage Society, 2010. (Originally published under the same title in Slavery & Abolition 20, no. 1 (1999): 103-26.)
  • "The Provincial Archive as a Place of Memory: Confronting Oral and Written Sources on the Role of Former Slaves in the Cuban War of Independence (1895-98)." In Archives, Documentation, and Institutions of Social Memory: Essays from the Sawyer Seminar, edited by F. X. Blouin Jr and W. G. Rosenberg, 280-90. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2006. (Originally published under the same title in New W. Indian Guide 76, no. 3/4 (2002): 191-210.)
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  • "The Provincial Archive as a Place of Memory: the Role of Former Slaves in the Cuban War of Independence (1895-98)." Hist. Workshop J., no. 58 (2004): 149-66. (Originally published as "The Provincial Archive as a Place of Memory: Confronting Oral and Written Sources on the Role of Former Slaves in the Cuban War of Independence (1895-98)." New West Indian Guide 76, no. 3/4 (2002): 191-210.)
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  • "Comment rendre compte de l'abolition de l'esclavage?: Contradictions, adaptations et transformations de la société esclavagiste cubaine, 1860-1886." In Histoires et identités dans la Caraïbe: Trajectoires plurielles, edited by M. Diouf and U. Bosma, 65-100. Paris: Éditions Karthala, 2004. (Originally published as "Explaining Abolition: Contradiction, Adaptation, and Challenge in Cuban Slave Society, 1860-1886." Comp. Stud. Soc'y & Hist. 26, no. 1 (1984): 83-111.)
  • "Reclaiming Gregoria's Mule: The Meanings of Freedom in the Arimao and Caunao Valleys, Cienfuegos, Cuba, 1880-99." Past & Present 170 (2001): 181-216. (Originally published as "Reclamando la mula de Gregoria Quesada: El significado de la libertad en los valles del Arimao y del Caunao, Cienfuegos, Cuba." Illes i Imperis 2 (1999): 89-108. Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "The Battle Over the Child: Child Apprenticeship and the Freedmen's Bureau in North Carolina." In The African American Family in the South, 1861-1900, edited by D. G. Nieman, 215-27. Garland Series, 8. New York: Garland Publishing, 1994. (Originally published under the same title in Prologue 10, no. 2 (1978): 101-13. Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty. )
  • "Former Slaves: Responses to Emancipation in Cuba." In Caribbean Freedom: Society and Economy from Emancipation to the Present, edited by H. Beckles and V. Shepherd, 21-7. Kingston, Jamaica: Ian Randle Publishers, 1993. (Originally published as "Former Slaves" in Slave Emancipation in Cuba: The Transition to Free Labor, 1860-1899, by R. J. Scott. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton Univ. Press, 1985. Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Exploring the Meaning of Freedom: Postemancipation Societies in Comparative Perspective." In The Abolition of Slavery and the Aftermath of Emancipation in Brazil, edited by R. J. Scott et al., 1-22. Durham: Duke Univ. Press, 1988. (Originally published under the same title in Hisp. Am. Hist. Rev. 68, no. 3 (1988): 407-28. Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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  • "Gradual Abolition and the Dynamics of Slave Emancipation in Cuba, 1868-86." In Readings in Latin American History Volume 2: The Modern Experience, edited by J. J. Johnson, P. J. Bakewell, and M. D. Dodge. (Durham: Duke Univ. Press, 1985): 287-311. (Originally published under the same title in Hisp. Am. Hist. Rev. 63, no. 3 (1983): 449-77. Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
  • "Explaining Abolition: Contradiction, Adaptation, and Challenge in Cuban Slave Society, 1860-1886." In Between Slavery and Free labor The Spanish-Speaking Caribbean in the Nineteenth Century, edited by M. M. Fraginals, F. M. Pons, and S. L. Engerman, 25-53. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1985. (Originally published under the same title in Comp. Stud. Soc'y & Hist. 26, no. 1 (1984): 83-111. Work published when author not on Michigan Law faculty.)
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