Inconsistency, Contradiction, and Complete Confusion: The Everyday Life of the Law of Slavery


  • Walter Johnson

    1. Walter Johnson is assistant professor of history, New York University. For their conversation, comments, criticism, and help along the way, the author is indebted to Sharon Block, Ada Ferrer, Sarah Barringer Gordon, Hendrik Hartog, Susan F. Hirsch, Martha Hodes, Steven Kantrowitz, Robin D. G. Kelley, Maria Grazia Lolla, Michael Millender, Nell Irvin Painter, Jeffrey T. Sammons, Judith Kelleher Schafer, and Marie Windell.
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