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Nathan Connolly is setting out to show that a complex black “property rights movement” was under way in America’s Southern states during the early- to-mid-20th century.


Gabrielle Spiegel Inducted Into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Gabrielle M. Spiegel, the Krieger-Eisenhower Professor of History at Johns Hopkins, was among 179 of the nation’s most influential artists, scientists, scholars, authors and institutional leaders who were inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences at a ceremony held Oct. 1 in Cambridge, Mass.


Enlightenment, Governance, and Reform in Spain and Its Empire, 1759-1808

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This book offers a new interpretation of political reform in Spain and its American empire in the second half of the 18th century. It examines the intellectual foundation of commercial, administrative, and colonial policy during the tumultuous reigns of Charles III and Charles IV.


Domestic Violence and the Law in Colonial and Postcolonial Africa

Domestic Violence and the Law in Colonial and Postcolonial Africa reveals the ways in which domestic space and domestic relationships take on different meanings in African contexts that extend the boundaries of family obligation, kinship, and dependency.


John Locke, Toleration and Early Enlightenment Culture

John Marshall offers an extensive study of late 17th-century practices of religious intolerance and toleration in England, Ireland, France, Piedmont, and the Netherlands and of the arguments which John Locke and his associates made in defense of “universal religious toleration.”