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Rebecca Jarvis Scott is an American historian, and Charles Gibson Distinguished University Professor of History and Professor of Law, at University of Michigan.[1]



She graduated from Radcliffe College with an A.B., from the London School of Economics with an M. Phil in economic history, and from Princeton University with a Ph.D.. In 1987, she co-founded the Postemancipation Societies Project. She is co-director of the Law in Slavery and Freedom project.[2]



  • Freedom Papers: An Atlantic Odyssey in the Age of Emancipation, Authors Rebecca J. Scott, Jean M Hébrard, Harvard University Press, 2012, ISBN 978-0-6740-4774-7
  • Degrees of Freedom: Louisiana and Cuba after Slavery, Harvard University Press, 2005, ISBN 978-0-674-01932-4
  • Societies after Slavery, Editors Rebecca J. Scott, Thomas C. Holt, Frederick Cooper, Aims Mcguinness, University of Pittsburgh Press, 2004, ISBN 978-0-8229-5848-2
  • Slave Emancipation in Cuba: The Transition to Free Labor, University of Pittsburgh Press, 2000, ISBN 978-0-8229-5735-5
  • Beyond Slavery, Authors Frederick Cooper, Thomas Cleveland Holt, Rebecca Jarvis Scott, UNC Press, 2000, ISBN 978-0-8078-4854-8
  • "Exploring the Meaning of Freedom", The Abolition of slavery and the aftermath of emancipation in Brazil, Editor Rebecca Jarvis Scott, Duke University Press, 1988, ISBN 978-0-8223-0888-1
  • "Beyond Comparison and Case Study", Cuban studies since the revolution, Editor Damián J. Fernández, University Press of Florida, 1992, ISBN 978-0-8130-1124-0


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