The Time of Slavery | Ariela J. Gross || Harvard Radcliffe Institute

Harvard Radcliffe Institute

May 16, 2022

A presentation from 2021–2022 Joy Foundation Fellow Ariela Gross

Ariela J. Gross is the John B. and Alice R. Sharp Professor of Law and History at the University of Southern California and codirector of the USC Center for Law, History, and Culture.

While at Radcliffe, Gross is working on a new book, “The Time of Slavery: History, Memory, Politics, and the Constitution.”

Gross is the author of numerous books, most recently Becoming Free, Becoming Black: Race, Freedom, and Law in Cuba, Virginia, and Louisiana (Cambridge University Press, 2020). Her book What Blood Won’t Tell: A History of Race on Trial in America (Harvard University Press, 2008) was a Choice Outstanding Academic Title and won the Best Book Award from the American Political Science Association Section on Race, Ethnicity, and Politics; the J. Willard Hurst Book Prize from the Law and Society Association; and the Lillian Smith Book Award. Gross is also the author of Double Character: Slavery and Mastery in the Antebellum Southern Courtroom (Princeton University Press, 2000). Find out more at….

This program is presented as part of the Presidential Initiative on Harvard and the Legacy of Slavery, a University-wide effort anchored at Harvard Radcliffe Institute.

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0:00 Introduction 4:26 Ariela J. Gross 38:43 Audience Q&A

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