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Photo of Ryan PoeI am a PhD candidate at Duke University, admitted in 2010. I am in the History program working with Laura Edwards, Nancy MacLean, and Jedediah Purdy (at Duke Law). My research is on property law and social order in post-emancipation Virginia. For more information on me and my research interests, see my About Me page, or explore my Preliminary Exam Portfolio.

You can reach me at rmp23@duke.edu and baublet@gmail.com.

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Jim Crow Justice

Last night's announcement that a grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri, would not be indicting a police officer of wrongfully killing 18-year old Michael Brown set the nation ablaze. Let's situate this in some context and identify the irony in American criminal justice that has led to such a devaluation of black lives. Read more...

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