243 Ernestine Friedl Bldg. 1316 Campus Dr.
Durham, NC 27708
African & African American Studies
243 Ernestine Friedl Bldg., Rm. 236
Campus Box 90252
Phone: +1 919 668 1625
Fax: (919) 684-2832
19th Century US
Southern US, Slavery and Emancipation, Comparative Emancipation, Civil War, Southern Women
Having completed Out of the House of Bondage: The Transformation of the Plantation Household (Cambridge, 2008), I turned my attention back to a project begun years before on the experience of enslaved and freed women on the battlefields of the Civil War. This study focuses on the lives of black women and children in Civil War refugee, and labor camps. I am also completing Women at War (under contract with the University of North Carolina Press)and a study of Civil War veterans who served in the Egyptian Army in the 1870s entitled Playing “Dixie” in Egypt: Civil War Veterans in the Egyptian Army and Transnational Transcripts of Race, Nation, Empire and Citizenship, 1869-1878.
Awards, Honors and Distinctions
Inaugural Senior Summer Research Fellow, Institute for African American Research, University of South Carolina,
"Rose’s War and the Gendered Politics of a Slave Insurgency in the Civil War".
Journal of the Civil War Era
River of Dark Dreams: Slavery and Empire in the Cotton Kingdom by Walter Johnson.
Journal of American History
Out of the House of Bondage: The Transformation of the Plantation Household.
Cambridge University Press.
(2009 Co-Winner, Philip Taft Labor History Award
2009 Finalist, Frederick Douglass Book Prize
2009 Finalist, Jefferson Davis Award)