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Becoming Free, Becoming Black: Race, Freedom, and Law in Cuba, Virginia, and Louisiana

March 11, 2020

In Becoming Free, Becoming Black: Race, Freedom, and Law in Cuba, Virginia, and Louisiana, Alejandro de la Fuente and Ariela Gross tell the story of enslaved and free people of color who used the law to claim freedom and citizenship for themselves and their loved ones. Gross joins Cambridge University Press Senior Editor Cecelia Cancellaro to discuss how ordinary people shaped the law and worked to change society and how that work is still relevant today.

Becoming Free, Becoming Black: Race, Freedom, and Law in Cuba, Virginia, and Louisiana is available now.

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