Expertise

Kelly Kennington is a historian of slavery in the antebellum American South, with a particular focus on how enslaved persons interact with formal and informal systems of law.

Keywords: African American history, history of the American South, Legal history, and U.S. history from the colonial period until 1865


Interests:

  • U.S. History
  • Southern History
  • Race, Rights, and Inequalities
Communities
Women's Studies, History, Human Development
Degrees
PhD, Duke University, 2009
MA, Duke University, 2004
BA, Tulane University, 2002
Keywords
history of law social history american history