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Holly Brewer is an early American historian who works at the intersection of where early modern debates about justice impact real people in the early modern Atlantic World. She enjoys debates and controversy. She is also an archive rat. She tries to understand conflicts over power from multiple perspectives, not only the different perspectives of those who hold political power, but from those who challenge them. She is especially interested in how debates over political theory impact laws, policies, economic exchange, and the social order. She is also interested in the reverse. Neither political theory nor laws emerged in a vacuum. She focuses on questions surrounding democracy, capitalism, & legal status, especially related to age, race, gender, & authority. Her almost-finished book is on Slavery & Sovereignty in the British Empire and Early America. Welcome to my site.

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Holly Brewer is Burke Professor of American Cultural and Intellectual History & Associate Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park. You can reach her at hbrewer@umd.edu.

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Holly Brewer is a Historian of Early America and the Early Modern British Empire. She focuses on legal history, and on how debates over early modern justice influenced real people.

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SLP Launch

Join us for the official launch of a new Digital Humanities Project,  supported by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (U.S.),  the American Society for Legal History & the University of Maryland, College Park History Department It aims to become a site to share manuscript materials that help us all to understand the connections …

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This site explores some of my publications and ponderings. Here are some of my favorite blog posts https://aeon.co/essays/does-lockes-entanglement-with-slavery-undermine-his-philosophy

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Holly Brewer is Burke Professor of American Cultural and Intellectual History & Associate Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park. You can reach her at hbrewer@umd.edu.