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Harvard Radcliffe Institute
The Time of Slavery | Ariela J. Gross || Harvard Radcliffe Institute
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 https://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/people/ariela-gross. 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. For information about Harvard Radcliffe Institute and its many public programs, visit https://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RadcliffeInstitute Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/radcliffe.institute LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/radcliffe-institute Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RadInstitute 0:00 Introduction 4:26 Ariela J. Gross 38:43 Audience Q&A
Of the Jewish Race: Race, Law and Identity in Fascist Italy
In collaboration with the Primo Levi Center and the NYU Department of History A discussion on Race and Law based on Michael Livingston’s book: "The Fascists and the Jews of Italy: Mussolini's Race Laws, 1938–1943" (Cambridge University Press, 2014) Speakers: Ariela Gross (University of Southern California) David Kertzer (Brown University) Michael Livingston (Rutgers University) Moderated by: Ruth Ben-Ghiat (NYU) Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò New York University April 30, 2015
Publication Highlight: “Becoming Free, Becoming Black” by Alejandro de la Fuente (9/15/21)
As part of its programming for “Mariano: Variations on a Theme | Variaciones sobre un tema,” the McMullen Museum welcomes Harvard University Professor Alejandro de la Fuente and University of Southern California Gould School of Law Professor Ariela Gross for a virtual presentation on their latest book, “Becoming Free, Becoming Black: Race, Freedom, and Law in Cuba, Virginia, and Louisiana” (2020). “Becoming Free, Becoming Black” tells the story of enslaved and free people of color who used the law to claim freedom and citizenship for themselves and their loved ones. Their communities challenged slaveholders’ efforts to make blackness synonymous with slavery. Looking closely at three slave societies—Cuba, Virginia, and Louisiana—the authors demonstrate that the law of freedom—not slavery—established the meaning of blackness in law. Contests over freedom determined whether and how it was possible to move from slave to free status, and whether claims to citizenship would be tied to racial identity. Laws regulating the lives and institutions of free people of color created the boundaries between Black and white, the rights reserved to white people, and the degradations imposed only on Black people.
USC Levan Institute for the Humanities
Levan Book Chats—Alejandro de la Fuente and Ariela J. Gross, Becoming Free, Becoming Black
Book Chats—Alejandro de la Fuente and Ariela J. Gross, Becoming Free, Becoming Black: Race, Freedom, and Law in Cuba, Virginia, and Louisiana September 25, 2020 Levan Institute for the Humanities Book Chats—the Levan Institute presents a new lunchtime series celebrating new books by USC scholars in the Humanities. Each Book Chat event features the author and guests in conversation about a recently completed publication. For more information about this event series, visit https://dornsife.usc.edu/levan-institute/book-chat/ How did Africans become “blacks” in the Americas? Becoming Free, Becoming Black tells the story of enslaved and free people of color who used the law to claim freedom and citizenship for themselves and their loved ones. Their communities challenged slaveholders' efforts to make blackness synonymous with slavery. Looking closely at three slave societies - Cuba, Virginia, and Louisiana - Alejandro de la Fuente and Ariela J. Gross demonstrate that the law of freedom - not slavery - established the meaning of blackness in law. Contests over freedom determined whether and how it was possible to move from slave to free status, and whether claims to citizenship would be tied to racial identity. Laws regulating the lives and institutions of free people of color created the boundaries between black and white, the rights reserved to white people, and the degradations imposed only on black people. The authors will be joined by Sven Beckert (Harvard), Adrienne Davis (Washington University St. Louis), and Michelle McKinley (University of Oregon). About the Authors: Alejandro de la Fuente is Robert Woods Bliss Professor of Latin American History and Economics, Professor of African and African American Studies and of History, and Director of the Afro-Latin American Research Institute at Harvard University firstname.lastname@example.org Ariela Gross is John B. and Alice R. Sharp Professor of Law and History, and Co-Director of the Center for Law, History, and Culture at USC Gould School of Law. email@example.com In collaboration with the USC Center for Law, History, and Culture and Center for Latinx and Latin American Studies.
American Society of Comparative Law
Comparative Legal Histories
SECOND PLENARY PANEL: “COMPARATIVE LEGAL HISTORIES” Anna di Robilant (chair) / Associate Dean for Equity, Justice, & Engagement, and Professor of Law, Boston University School of Law Lauren Benton / Barton M. Biggs Professor of History and Professor of Law, Yale University Ariela Gross / John B. and Alice R. Sharp Professor of Law and History, USC Gould School of Law Marie Seong-Hak Kim / Professor of Legal History, Department of History, St. Cloud State University H. Timothy Lovelace Jr. / John Hope Franklin Research Scholar Professor of Law, Duke University School of Law 2020 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Comparative Law Online Meeting Organized by the International and Comparative Law Program and the Transnational Program on Criminal Justice at UCLA School of Law 10/15/2020
One Woman, No Vote: A Conversation on Journalism, Justice and the 19th Amendment
As the debate continues about who should vote, many insights can be drawn from the decades-long struggle to expand voting rights to women. In this intersectional conversation from August 18, 2020, leading women scholars — Sarah Banet-Weiser (London School of Economics), Ariela Gross (USC Gould), Allissa Richardson (USC Annenberg), Mindy Romero (USC Price), and Francille Wilson (USC Dornsife) —commemorate the milestone and examine its relevance to issues of equal rights today.
President Reagan's Photo Opportunities on June 13-16, 1983
Full Title: President Reagan’s Photo Opportunities in the Oval Office on June 13-16, 1983. President Reagan Meeting with Prime Minister Hawke of Australia in the Rose Garden on June 13, 1983. President Reagan meeting with Presidential Scholar Ariela Gross who gives President a Nuclear Freeze Petition in the Oval Office on June 16, 1983 Creator(s): President (1981-1989 : Reagan). White House Television Office. 1/20/1981-1/20/1989 (Most Recent) Series: Video Recordings, 1/20/1981 - 1/20/1989 Collection: Records of the White House Television Office (WHTV) (Reagan Administration), 1/20/1981 - 1/20/1989 Transcript: N/A Production Date: 6/13-16/1983 Access Restriction(s):Unrestricted Use Restriction(s):Unrestricted Contact(s): Ronald Reagan Library (LP-RR), 40 Presidential Drive, Simi Valley, CA 93065-0600 Phone: 800-410-8354, Fax: 805-577-4074, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org National Archives Identifier:74614199 https://catalog.archives.gov/id/74614199
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