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Name  Rebecca Scott

Role  Historian
Rebecca J. Scott httpswwwlawumichedufacultyhomerebeccascott
Education  Princeton University, London School of Economics and Political Science
Awards  MacArthur Fellowship, Guggenheim Fellowship for Humanities, US & Canada
Books  Freedom Papers: An Atlantic O, Degrees of Freedom: Louisiana, Slave Emancipation in Cuba

Michigan Law: Author Interview with Prof. Rebecca Scott

Rebecca Jarvis Scott is an American historian, and Charles Gibson Distinguished University Professor of History and Professor of Law, at University of Michigan.



She graduated from Radcliffe College with an A.B., from the London School of Economics with an M. Phil in economic history, and from Princeton University with a Ph.D.. In 1987, she co-founded the Postemancipation Societies Project. She is co-director of the Law in Slavery and Freedom project.


  • 1990 MacArthur Fellows Program
  • 2012 Beveridge Award
  • Works

  • Freedom Papers: An Atlantic Odyssey in the Age of Emancipation, Authors Rebecca J. Scott, Jean M Hébrard, Harvard University Press, 2012, ISBN 978-0-6740-4774-7
  • Degrees of Freedom: Louisiana and Cuba after Slavery, Harvard University Press, 2005, ISBN 978-0-674-01932-4
  • Societies after Slavery, Editors Rebecca J. Scott, Thomas C. Holt, Frederick Cooper, Aims Mcguinness, University of Pittsburgh Press, 2004, ISBN 978-0-8229-5848-2
  • Slave Emancipation in Cuba: The Transition to Free Labor, University of Pittsburgh Press, 2000, ISBN 978-0-8229-5735-5
  • Beyond Slavery, Authors Frederick Cooper, Thomas Cleveland Holt, Rebecca Jarvis Scott, UNC Press, 2000, ISBN 978-0-8078-4854-8
  • "Exploring the Meaning of Freedom", The Abolition of slavery and the aftermath of emancipation in Brazil, Editor Rebecca Jarvis Scott, Duke University Press, 1988, ISBN 978-0-8223-0888-1
  • "Beyond Comparison and Case Study", Cuban studies since the revolution, Editor Damián J. Fernández, University Press of Florida, 1992, ISBN 978-0-8130-1124-0
  • References

    Rebecca J. Scott Wikipedia

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