Hancock, currently associate professor of History and Africana
Studies at Gettysburg College, came to Gettysburg College in 2001.
His scholarly interests focus on the African American experience
from the mid-seventeenth century to just before the Civil War. His
work considers African Americans’ engagement with the law, and
incorporates other disciplinary perspectives such as law &
society and geography. He is particularly interested in how black
interaction with the law in a variety of ways, from small disputes
in lower courts to escaping via the underground railroad, shaped
constitutional law, legal ideologies, black identity and U.S.
society. Some of his work has appeared in the anthologies Paths to
Freedom, We Shall Independent Be, and Slavery, Resistance, Freedom,
and more recently in the journal Civil War History.
joined us on this, his first of hopefully more, appearance on the
show. We hope you enjoy listening to this as much as we enjoyed
talking to Scott.
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