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Amy Dru Stanley : Presentations

“Slave Emancipation and the Pursuit of Happiness: The Politics of Emotions,” Society of Civil War Historians Biennial Meeting, June 2014 

“Human Rights and Slavery Abolition,” Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History at Harvard University, March 2014

“Free Love and Free Markets,” Yale University, February 2014

“Marriage Matters,” American Historical Association Annual Meeting, 2014

“New Directions in the History of Slave Emancipation: The Civil Rights Act of 1875 and Human Rights,” Southern History Association Annual Meeting, 2013

“Economic Rights and Violence against Women,” Conference on the Sovereign Economy at Tel Aviv University, June 2012

“The Meaning of Freedom: Free Labor, Property, and Contract in Postbellum America,” Teaching American History at Gilder Lehrman Institute, June 2012

“The Traffic in Things and the Rights of Persons: An American Peculiarity,” Conference on the New History of American Capitalism at Harvard University, November 2011

“Commodity Exchange, Chattel Bondage, and Sensual Love,” American Studies Association Annual Meeting, 2011

“Slavery and the Emancipation of Desire,” Graduate Century at City University of New York, May 2011

“Legacies of the Haymarket Riot,” Chicago Insights at University of Chicago, May 2011   

“Slave Breeding,” Conference on Slavery’s Capitalism, Jointly Sponsored by Harvard and Brown University, April 2011

“Commodity Relations, Love, and Personhood,” American History Seminar at Johns Hopkins University, March 2011

“Migration, Slave Trafficking, Slave Breeding,” Midwest Faculty Seminar at University of Chicago, February 2011

“Slave Breeding and Free Love,” Gilder Lehrman Center at Yale University, September 2010

“‘By Reason and the Nature of Things’: Abolition, Slave Marriage, and Human Rights,” The Historical Society Annual Conference, June 2010

“Instead of Waiting for the Thirteenth Amendment,” American Studies Seminar at Princeton University, February 2010 

“Slavery Abolition and Human Rights,” Yale Law School, October 2009

“Commodity Exchange across the Mason-Dixon Line,” New York University, June 20

“Antislavery and Human Rights:  Problems of Representation,” University of Montreal, March 2009

“Badges of Woman's Slavery: Abolition and Inviolate Rights,” Harvard University Workshop on the Political Economy of Modern Capitalism, April 2009

"Chicago’s South Side in the 1940s: A Symposium on the Photography of Wayne Miller,” University of Chicago, November 2008 (paper and conference organizer)

“The Meaning of Abolition,” Whitney Museum of American Art, November 2007

“Sweated Labor and Bender's Sweated Work, Weak Bodies,” Social Science History Association Annual Meeting, 2004

“On History/Gender Pedagogy," University of Chicago, April 2003

“Labor, Sovereignty, and Law,” University of Illinois at Chicago, October 2002 

“Dominion and Dependence in the Law of Freedom and Slavery,” American Society for Legal History, Annual Meeting, 2001

“Peck’s, Reinventing Free Labor,” Social Science History Association Annual Meeting, 2001

“The Death of the ‘Social,’” Law & Society Annual Meeting, May 1999 (comment)

“Freedom and Dependence,” University of Minnesota History Department, February 1999

"Michael Grossberg's A Judgment for Solomon," Social Science History Association Annual Meeting, 1998

“Home Life and Social Ethics,” Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting, April 1997; Conference on the Terms of Labor at Washington University Center for the History of Freedom, October 1996; Conference on Republicanism and Liberalism in America and the German States 1750-1850, October 1996

“‘The Right to Possess All the Faculties that God Has Given’: Possessive Individualism, Slave Women, and Abolitionist Thought,” Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting, 1995

“Marriage in the Age of Contract Freedom,” Johns Hopkins University, November 1994

“The Prostitute as Criminal: The Legal Bounds of Sexual Exchange,” Eighth Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, 1990

“Beggars and Free Labor in Postbellum America,” American Society for Legal History Annual Meeting, 1990

“Metaphors of the Market: The Problem of the Able-Bodied Beggar in Postbellum Political Economy and Law,” Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting, 1988

“Law and the Construction of Free Labor,” Law & Society Annual Meeting, June 1988

“Status or Contract: Marriage in the Age of Reconstruction,” American Historical Association Annual Meeting, 1985

“Work and Social Welfare,” at Workers, the Nation-State, and Beyond: Newberry Conference on Labor History across the Americas, 2008 (comment)

“Catholicism and Antislavery,” Newberry Library Seminar, 2003 (comment)

“Women, Property, and the Marriage Business since the Revolution,” Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting, 2000 (comment)

“Genealogies of Gay Rights Discourse,” Queer Products of American Politics at University of Chicago, 1998 (comment)

“Law and Public Identity,” Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting, 1993 (chair and comment)

“Negotiating the Boundaries of Public Space: Women Educators and Actresses in the Early Nineteenth Century,” American Studies Association Annual Meeting, 1990 (comment)

“The Revolution, the Civil War, and Women's Rights,” Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting Special Bicentennial Session, 1990 (comment)

“Wage Justice, Conference on Women and Work: Understanding the Gender Gap,” UCLA, 1990 (chair and discussant)