"Atlantic Litigants and International Border-Crossing in the Southern Courthouse: Slave Trade Regulation Lawsuits in the Antebellum U.S."
Wilson Library Pre-Dissertation Prospectus Fellowship
Talk: Atlantic Litigants and International Border-Crossing in the Southern Courthouse: Slave Trade Regulation Lawsuits in the Antebellum U.S.
Jessica Fletcher is a doctoral student in the department of history at Vanderbilt University where she studies comparative slavery, law, and state-formation in the nineteenth-century Atlantic World. Jessica is specifically interested in the regulation over the transatlantic slave trade in the Americas and how it relates to the historical and social construction of national borders in the hemisphere.
This informal program is part of the summer and fall Wilson Library Research Forum. Each program is an opportunity to hear from one or more fellows about research work that draws on the collections and expertise of the Wilson Special Collections Library. Please visit Wilson Library’s grants and fellowships page to learn more.