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American Society for Legal History Conference Session: “Women, Justice, and Testimony in American Courts, 1700-Present,” November 6, 2021 @ 4:15 – 5:45 pm

November 6, 2021 @ 4:15 pm - 5:45 pm

4:15 PM – 5:45 PM

Women, Justice, and Testimony in American Courts, 1700-Present (Pelican 2)

Chair: Lauren MacIvor Thompson, Kennesaw State University (lmacivor1@gsu.edu), Commentator: Felicia Bevel, University of North Florida (felicia.bevel@unf.edu)

Hannah Katherine Hicks, Vanderbilt University (hannah.k.hicks@vanderbilt.edu)
“She Prays a Warrant:” Freedwomen and the Criminal Courts in Reconstruction-era South Carolina

Kristin Olbertson, Alma College (olbertson@alma.edu)
Bodies of Evidence: Women’s Words & Women’s Bodies in 18th-Century Massachusetts Courts

Elizabeth Rule, American University (rule@american.edu) “Sovereign Women:” Tribal Courts, Legal History, and Violence Against Native Women, 20th-Century to Present

Note from the organizers: We are very excited about the upcoming program our program committee has developed, and wanted to make sure a working link to the conference schedule reached your inbox. So please, take a moment to look at the terrific panels and other events on tap this year at the 2021 ASLH annual conference. Additionally, we know the course of the COVID-19 pandemic can change rapidly. New Orleans policies are detailed here. The Society is committed to updating the 2021 ASLH annual conference webpage as such information comes to us. We invite you to check back often for additional updates.


November 6, 2021
4:15 pm - 5:45 pm
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