Scott Hancock

Associate Professor of History and Africana Studies

Hancock is particularly interested in how black interaction with the law in a variety of ways, from small disputes in lower courts to escaping via the underground railroad, shaped constitutional law, legal ideologies, black identity and U.S. society. Some of his recent work has appeared in the anthologies Paths to Freedom, We Shall Independent Be, and Slavery, Resistance, Freedom.

Topics:

African American experience from the mid-17th century to just before the Civil War.

Expertise: African Americans’ engagement with the law, emancipation and slavery, the Underground Railroad, black identity and U.S. society

Education: Ph.D. University of New Hampshire, M.A. University of New Hampshire, B.A. Bryan College

Recent Work:

Some of Hancock’s recent work has appeared in a sponsored NY Times piece, the Huffington Post, and the anthologies Paths to Freedom, We Shall Independent Be, and Slavery, Resistance, Freedom.

Contact Information:

shancock@gettysburg.edu
(p) 717.337.6794
Campus Box 0401

Address:
Weidensall Hall
Room 203
300 North Washington St.
Gettysburg, PA 17325-1400





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