Studies of politics, law, and political economy--long central to the discipline of history--have been rejuvenated in recent years by the influence of cultural and social history and  interdisciplinary interactions with political science, economics, and law. Our faculty and graduate students are among the nation's leading practitioners in what is sometimes called the "new political history," exploring political ideologies, practices, and structures in a wide range of time periods and places.

Publications under the Political & Legal Research Area

Palmer, Jennifer L. Intimate Bonds: Family And Slavery In The French Atlantic. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016. Print.

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Faculty interested in Political & Legal Research

Professor Emeritus
Professor, B. Phinizy Spalding Professor of Southern History, Reviews Editor, LABOR: Studies in Working-Class History of the Americas
Distinguished Research Professor
Associate Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Associate Professor
Associate Professor
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor
Professor Emeritus

Graduate Students interested in Political & Legal Research