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Articles in English

LAW AND HISTORY REVIEW-Introduction to the 2011 Special Issue on law and slavery
These are the page proofs of the introduction to vol. 29 of the LAW AND HISTORY REVIEW, a special issue on law and slavery published in November 2011.
“Paper Thin: Freedom and Reenslavement in the Diaspora of the Haitian Revolution”
This essay appears in Vol. 29 of the LAW AND HISTORY REVIEW, a special issue on law and slavery published in November 2011.
“Public Rights, Social Equality, and the Conceptual Roots of the Plessy Challenge”
This essay appears in the MICHIGAN LAW REVIEW 106( March 2008): 777-804.
Emigrés, Enslavement, and the Louisiana Civil Code
“She . . . Refuses To Deliver Up Herself as the Slave of Your Petitioner”: Émigrés, Enslavement, and the 1808 Louisiana Digest of the Civil Laws
“The Atlantic World and the Road to Plessy v. Ferguson.”
This essay appears in the December 2007 issue of the JOURNAL OF AMERICAN HISTORY (Vol. 94, no. 3), a special issue titled “Through the Eye of Katrina.”
“Private Rights and Public Commerce: An Atlantic Creole Itinerary”
The first version of this article appeared in the April 2007 issue of CURRENT ANTHROPOLOGY. It can be accessed at this University of Chicago Press website through the web page of a library holding a subscription to the journal. A revised and expanded version appears with the title “Microhistory Set in Motion” in George Baca, Aisha Khan and Stephan Palmié, EMPIRICAL FUTURES: ANTHROPOLOGISTS AND HISTORIANS ENGAGE THE WORK OF SIDNEY W. MINTZ (University of North Carolina Press, 2009).

Articles in French, Spanish, and Portuguese

“Servitude,” RSHHG
Rebecca J. Scott & Jean M. Hébrard, “Servitude, liberté et citoyenneté dans le monde antlantique des XVIIIe et XIXe siècles: Rosalie de nation Poulard. . .,”REVUE DE LA SOCIÉTÉ HAITIENNE D’HISTOIRE ET DE GÉOGRAPHIE
“Reinventar la esclavitud, garantizar la libertad.”
Rebecca J. Scott, “Reinventar la esclavitud, garantizar la libertad. De Saint-Domingue a Santiago a Nueva Orléans, 1803-1809,”CAMINOS (La Habana)52 (2009):2-13.
“Se battre pour ses droits” (http://www.revues.msh-paris.fr/modele2/nospebook2.asp?id_nospe=133&id_perio=56, 03-17-2009)
“‘Le droit d’avoir des droits’: Les revendications des ex-esclaves à Cuba, 1872-1907,”
Rebecca J. Scott and Michael Zeuske, “‘Le droit d’avoir des droits’: Les revendications des ex-esclaves à Cuba, 1872-1907,” Annales (Paris) 59 (May-June 2004): 521-545.
“Reclamando la mula de Gregoria Quesada: el significado de la libertad en los valles del Arimao y del Caunao, Cienfuegos, Cuba (1880-1899)”
This essay appeared in Spanish in Fernando Martínez Heredia, Rebecca J. Scott, Orlando García Martínez, eds. ESPACIOS, SILENCIOS, Y LOS SENTIDOS DE LA LIBERTAD: CUBA ENTRE 1878 Y 1912, Havana: Ediciones Unión, 2001. An English version can be found in the journal PAST AND PRESENT [see list of publications].
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