Draper Workshop Series for Spring 2018

Announcing the Draper Workshop Series for Spring 2018:

Thursday, April 19, 2018, 4:00-6:00 pm
University of Connecticut, Storrs
Gentry 131
Reception to follow
This workshop will feature scholars of history and law, who will share their current research to demonstrate the value of interdisciplinary approaches to both areas of study. It will focus on how the law has helped construct and deconstruct notions of servitude, race, and citizenship in American history. The panel will speak on the following topics:

“Comparing Law, Slavery, Freedom and Race in the Americas.”
Ariella Gross, John B. and Alice R. Sharp Professor of Law and History, USC Gould School of Law

“Indentured Servitude, its impact and its legacy in North America”
Timothy Fisher, Dean and Professor of Law, University of Connecticut School of Law

“Why Prigg v. Pennsylvania was a Major Turning Point in Antebellum Politics and Law”
R. Kent Newmyer, Professor of Law and History, University of Connecticut School of Law

“Birthright Citizens: The Puzzle of Free African Americans in the Era of Dred Scott”
Martha S. Jones, Society of Black Alumni Presidential Professor and Professor of History, The Johns Hopkins University

Moderator: Manisha Sinha, Draper Chair in American History, University of Connecticut


If you cannot join us on campus, please join us on our livestream. For more information, contact Mary-Margaret.Mahoney@uconn.edu