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American Journal of Legal History

Kimberly Welch

Becoming Free, Becoming Black

“Splendid book” “Grounded in Archival Research” . The synergy between the co-authors is evident on each page. Gross and de la Fuente draw on their combined expertise on the histories of slavery, law, and race in the United States and the Caribbean, their shared love of the deep dive into recalcitrant, dusty, and long-forgotten primary sources, and their ongoing concerns about the meaning and impact of racial ideologies.