Amy Dru Stanley

Amy Dru Stanley is Associate Professor in the Department of History and the College.

Professor Stanley’s research focuses on nineteenth-century United States, slavery and emancipation, political economy, law, history of ideas, cultural history, and human rights.

She is the author of “Slave Emancipation and the Revolutionizing of Human Rights,” in The World the Civil War Made (University of North Carolina Press, 2015); From Bondage to Contract: Wage Labor, Marriage and the Market in the Age of Slave Emancipation (Cambridge University Press, 1998); “Slave Breeding and Free Love: An Antebellum Argument over Slavery, Capitalism, and Personhood” in Capitalism Takes Command (University of Chicago Press, 2012), among others.

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