Sam Holley-Kline is Dean’s Postdoctoral Scholar in the Department of History at Florida State University. He is currently working on his first book project, tentatively titled "In the Shadow of El Tajín: Labor and Landscape on a Mexican Archaeological Site,” and has published recent work in A
In this post for the blog, David Prior of the University of New Mexico unpacks some of the questions hanging over his research project on the concept of Reconstruction.
Thank you to Lois and Hugh for kicking us off, I’ve really enjoyed reading and discussing the first two posts. Since I was lucky enough to be interviewed by Niels a few weeks back, I’ll introduce myself briefly. Having recently finished my first book, Between Freedom and Progress (LSU, 2019) and an edited volume, Reconstruction in a Globalizing World (Fordham, 2018), I’m currently working on wrapping up a second edited volume,
In line with our previous blog post, we keep our focus on judges as we examine their sometimes fraught relationship with goverment authorities in the colonies during the nineteenth century. Ideas emanating from the imperial center took root in various depths and forms in the colonies. Our blogger today, Jack Jin Gary Lee, explores the impact of English philosopher and political economist (amongst other things) John Stuart Mill’s ideas on colonial judges in the British Empire. Gary is a Visiting Scholar at the American Bar Foundation, and a PhD candidate in Sociology at the University of