Farah Peterson

Farah Peterson  is a law professor and legal historian at the University of Chicago Law School. She is at work on a book about law and legislation in antebellum America.

The Patriot Slave

The dangerous myth that blacks in bondage chose not to be free in revolutionary America

by Farah Peterson | Tuesday, June 02, 2020

Black Lives and the Boston Massacre

John Adams’s famous defense of the British may not be, as we’ve always understood it, the ultimate expression of principle and the rule of law

by Farah Peterson | Monday, December 03, 2018