My Books

Freedom Papers: An Atlantic Odyssey in the Age of Emancipation (Harvard University Press, 2012)

Co-authored with Jean M Hébrard

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Degrees of Freedom: Louisiana and Cuba after Slavery (Harvard University Press, 2005).

Awards: The Frederick Douglass Prize, the John Hope Franklin Prize.




Slave emancipation in Cuba: the transition to free labor, 1860-1899  (University of Pittsburgh Press, c1985, [2000])