Awardees of interest include Brittney C. Cooper, Tiya Miles (twice), Edward L. Ayers, Richard White, Ula Yvette Taylor, Deirdre Cooper Owens, Ashley D. Farmer, Tera W. Hunter, C. Riley Snorton (honorable mention), Alexandra J. Finley, and Nakia D. Parker. The OAH sponsors and co-sponsors dozens of awards, grants, and fellowships annually. Here are the 2018 … Continue reading AWARDS: Organization of American Historians 2018 List
Click here for tweets from #unboundJHU held at Johns Hopkins University, March 8-9, 2018. This conference was sponsored by the Center for Africana Studies and co-organized by Katrina Bell McDonald, Tera Jordan, and Jessica Marie Johnson. For more: http://bit.ly/unboundjhu (Storify compiled by @jmjafrx) Featured Image: Tera Hunter, Professor of History at Princeton University and author … Continue reading A Storify: Tweets from #UnboundJHU held at JHU March 8-9, 2018
Tera W. Hunter, Bound in Wedlock: Slave and Free Black Marriage in the Nineteenth Century. Harvard University Press, 2017. via HUP: "Americans have long viewed marriage between a white man and a white woman as a sacred union. But marriages between African Americans have seldom been treated with the same reverence. This discriminatory legacy traces … Continue reading BOOK: Hunter on Slave and Free Black Marriage in the 19th Century
Launched in 2011, "Disunion revisits and reconsiders America’s most perilous period — using contemporary accounts, diaries, images and historical assessments to follow the Civil War as it unfolded." The series ended in June of 2016. The full archive of posts is available at the New York Times website.
Tera W. Hunter, To “Joy My Freedom:" Southern Black Women's Lives and Labors after the Civil War. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1998. via Harvard University Press: "As the Civil War drew to a close, newly emancipated black women workers made their way to Atlanta—the economic hub of the newly emerging urban and industrial south—in … Continue reading BOOK: Hunter on Southern Black Women After the Civil War
"During the slavery era, when slaves wanted to get married, it often presented a range of complexities that today's couples can't even begin to comprehend. Professor Tera Hunter, who teaches history at Princeton University, talks with host Michel Martin about jumping the broom during slave times." Listen at Slave Marriages, Families Were Often Shattered By … Continue reading Hunter on Slave Marriages and Slave Families (NPR)