August 30, 2018

Gonzaga Law Celebrates New Book by Professor Jason Gillmer

Event Details

Date & Time

Thursday, Aug 30, 2018 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM


Gonzaga Law


Nectar Catering & Events 120 N. Stevens St


Please RSVP to Bryn Boorman by Monday, August 27

Event Type & Tags

  • Alumni

About This Event

Gonzaga Law will be hosting a book launch for Professor Jason Gillmer's recent publication , Slavery and Freedom in Texas: Stories from the Courtroom 1821-1871.

In his book Professor Gillmer tells the absorbing accounts of five court cases that offer intimate glimpses into Texan society in the time of slavery. Each story unfolds along boundaries—between men and women, slave and free, black and white, rich and poor, old and young—as rigid social orders are upset in ways that drive people to the courtroom.

This event will feature a wine & cheese social hour, followed by a short talk and Q&A with the author. Copies of the book will be on hand for purchase and signing by Professor Gillmer.