Holly Brewer

Burke Chair of American History, University of Maryland

Holly Brewer is Burke chair of American history and associate professor at the University of Maryland. She is co-editor of the American Society for Legal History’s book series, a Distinguished Lecturer for the Organization of American Historians and receipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in Constitutional Studies in 2014. She is the author of By Birth or Consent: Children, Law, and the Anglo-American Revolution in Authority (2005) and of a recent article in the American Historical Review (October 2017), “Slavery, Sovereignty and ‘Inheritable Blood’: Reconsidering John Locke and the Origins of American Slavery.”

Written by Holly Brewer