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Publications of Laura F. Edwards    :chronological  alphabetical  combined  bibtex listing:

Books

  1. Edwards, LF, Only the Clothes on Her Back: Women, Textiles, and National Development in the Nineteenth-Century United States (September, 2015)
  2. Edwards, LF, A Nation of Rights: A Legal History of the Civil War and Reconstruction (2015), Cambridge University Press
  3. A Nation of Rights: A Legal History of the Civil War and Reconstruction (under contract to Cambridge University P)
  4. Edwards, LF, The People and Their Peace: Legal Culture and the Transformation of Inequality in the Post-Revolutionary South (2009), University of North Carolina Press (Awarded the Littleton-Griswold Award by the American Historical Association for Best Book in Law and Society and the Charles Sydnor Award by the Southern Historical Association for the Best Book in Southern History.)
  5. Edwards, LF, Scarlett Doesn’t Live Here Anymore: Southern Women in the Civil War Era (2000), University of Illinois Press
  6. Edwards, LF, Gendered Strife and Confusion: The Political Culture of Reconstruction (1997), University of Illinois Press (Named a Choice Outstanding Academic book; excerpted in: Major Problems in the History of the American South, 2nd ed., edited by Paul Escott, David R. Goldfield, Elizabeth Hayes Turner, and Sally G. McMillan; A History of Gender in America: Essays, Documents, and Articles, edited by Sylvia D. Hoffert.)  [abs]

Journal Articles

  1. Edwards, LF, Sarah Allingham's Sheet and Other Lessons from Legal History, Journal of the Early Republic, vol. 38 no. 1 (2018), pp. 121-147 [doi]
  2. Edwards, LF, The History in "Critical Legal Histories": Robert W. Gordon. 1984. Critical Legal Histories. Stanford Law Review 36:57-125, Law & Social Inquiry, vol. 37 no. 1 (Winter, 2012), pp. 187-199, ISSN 0897-6546 [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  3. Edwards, LF, The Peace: The Meaning and Production of Law in the Post-Revolutionary United States, University of California, Irvine Law Review, vol. 1 (September, 2011), pp. 565-85
  4. Edwards, LF, Southern History as US History, Journal of Southern History, vol. 75 no. 3 (August 2009), pp. 533-564, ISSN 0022-4642 [Gateway.cgi]
  5. Edwards, LF, The Forgotten Legal World of Thomas Ruffin: The Power of Presentism in the History of Slave Law, North Carolina Law Review, vol. 87 (March, 2009), pp. 855-900
  6. Edwards, LF, Status Without Rights: African American and the Tangled History of Law and Governance in the Nineteenth-Century U.S. South, American Historical Review, vol. 112 no. 2 (April, 2007), pp. 365-393 [doi]  [abs]
  7. Edwards, LF, Enslaved Women and the Law: The Paradoxes of Subordination in the Post-Revolutionary Carolinas, Slavery & Abolition, vol. 26 (August, 2005), pp. 305-323 (Republished in Gwyn Campbell, Suzanne Miers, and Joseph C. Miller, eds., Women in Slavery: The Modern Atlantic, vol. 2. (Athens: Ohio University Press, 2007), pp. 128-51..)  [abs]
  8. Edwards, LF, Law, Domestic Violence, and the Limits of Patriarchal Authority in the Antebellum South, Journal of Southern History, vol. 65 (November, 1999), pp. 733-70 (Awarded the Fletcher M. Green and Charles W. Ramsdell Award by the Southern Historical Association for best article published in the Journal of Southern History in 1998-1999. Republished in Nancy Bercaw, ed., Gender and the Southern Body Politic (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2000), 63-86; to be republished in J. William Harris, ed., The Old South: new Studies of Society and Culture (New York: Routledge, forthcoming 2008)..)
  9. Edwards, LF, The Problem of Dependency: African Americans, Labor Relations, and the Law in the Nineteenth-Century South, Agricultural History, vol. 72 (Spring, 1998), pp. 313-40 (Awarded the Vernon Carstensen Award by the Agricultural History Society, for best article published in Agricultural History in 1998..)
  10. Edwards, LF, , ’The Marriage Covenant Is at the Foundation of All Our Rights’: The Politics of Slave Marriages in North Carolina after Emancipation, Law and History Review, vol. 14 (Spring, 1996), pp. 81-124 (Republished as "Marriage, Households, and the Politics of Reconstruction in North Carolina," in Glenda Gilmore, Jane Dailey, and Bryant Simon, eds., Race, Gender, and Politics in the New South, 1865-1980 (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2000), 7-27.)  [abs]
  11. Edwards, LF, The Disappearance of Susan Daniel and Henderson Cooper: Gender and Narratives of Political Conflict in the Reconstruction-Era U.S. South, Feminist Studies, vol. 22 no. 2 (Summer, 1996), pp. 363-363 (Republished in Martha Hodes, ed., Sex, Love, Race: Crossing Boundaries in North American History (New York: New York University Press, 1999), 294-312.) [doi]  [abs]
  12. Edwards, LF, Sexual Violence, Gender, Reconstruction, and the Extension of Patriarchy in Granville County, North Carolina, North Carolina Historical Review, vol. 68 (July, 1991), pp. 237-260 (Awarded the Martin Luther King, Jr., Award for the best article in African American HIstory.)

Book Chapters

  1. Edwards, LF, Epilogue, in Rethinking Emancipation: Legacies of Slavery and the Quest for African American Freedom, edited by Link, W (2015), Cambridge University Press
  2. Edwards, LF, Laura Edwards on the Early Republic, the Civil War, Reconstruction, and Women’s History, in The Historians Behind the History: Conversations with Southern Historians, edited by Bever, M; Suarze, S (2015), University of Alabama press
  3. Edwards, LF, Reconstruction and the History of Governance, in The World the War Made, edited by Downs, G; Masur, K (2015), pp. 30-44, University of North Carolina Press, ISBN 9781469624204
  4. Edwards, LF, The Contradictions of Democracy in American Institutions, in Democracy from Book to Life: Language and Practice in the North Atlantic 1750-1850, edited by Innes, J; Philp, M (2013), pp. 40-54, Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK
  5. Edwards, LF, The Material Conditions of Dependency: The Hidden History of Free Women’s Control of Property in the Early Nineteenth Century South, in Signposts: New Directions in Southern Legal History, edited by Hadden, S; Minter, P (2013), pp. 171-92, University of Georgia Press, Athens
  6. Down from the Pedestal: The Influence of Anne Scott’s Southern Ladies, in Southern Women: Essays in Honor of Anne Scott, edited by Elizabeth Payne (2011), pp. 28-63, University Press of Mississippi
  7. Edwards, LF, Up from the Pedestal: The Influence of Anne Scott's Ladies on Southern Women's History, in Writing Women's History: A Tribute to Anne Firor Scott, edited by Payne, E (2011), pp. 28-63, University Press of Mississippi
  8. Edwards, LF, The Civil War and Reconstruction, in The Cambridge History of Law in America: Volume 2, The Long Nineteenth Century, edited by Tomlins, C; Grossberg, M (2008), pp. 313-344, Cambridge University Press, ISBN 9781139054188 [doi]  [abs]
  9. Edwards, LF, Reconstruction, Women, and Political Culture, in Reconstruction in North Carolina, edited by Escott, PD (2008), University of North Carolina Press
  10. Edwards, LF, Emancipation and its consequences, in A Companion to the American South, edited by Boles, JB (November, 2007), pp. 269-283, Oxford: Blackwell Publishers Limited, ISBN 9780470996300 [doi]
  11. Edwards, LF, The People’s Sovereignty and the Law: Defining Gender, Race, and Class Differences in the Antebellum South, in Beyond Black and White: Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in the United States South and Southwest, edited by Cole, S (2003), pp. 3-34, Arlington, Texas: University of Texas Press for the University of Texas, Arlington
  12. Edwards, LF, Women, Gender, and Labor, in The Blackwell Companion to 19th Century America, edited by Barney, WL; Edwards, LF, (2001), pp. 223-37, Oxford: Blackwell Publishers Limited
  13. Edwards, LF, Women and Domestic Violence in Nineteenth-Century North Carolina, in Lethal Imagination: Violence and Brutality in American History, edited by Bellesiles, M (1999), pp. 115-36, New York University Press (republished as "Women and the Law: Domestic Discord in North Carolina After the Civil War," in Local Matters: Race, Crime, and Justice in the American South, edited by Donald Nieman and Christopher Waldrep (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2000), 125-54.)
  14. Edwards, LF, Captives of Wilmington: The Riot and Historical Memories of Political Conflict, 1865-1898, in Democracy Betrayed: The Wilmington Race Riot of 1898 and Its Legacy, edited by Tyson, TB; Cecelski, DS (1998), pp. 113-41, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press
  15. Edwards, LF, U.S. Women’s History, in Encyclopedia of Social History (1994), pp. 775-777, New York: Garland

Other

  1. Edwards, LF, You Can’t Go Home Again: Politics, War, and Domestic Life in the Nineteenth-Century South, Reviews in American History, vol. 25 (December, 1997), pp. 570-76
  2. Edwards, LF, Women and Work in Florida: A Photographic Essay, Tampa Bay History, vol. 18 (Fall/Winter 1996), pp. 32-48

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