Author Tera Hunter Discussion and Book Signing
Monday, February 04, 2019  6:00 PM
Delaware History Museum - Wilmington
New Directions in African American Heritage


Tera W. Hunter, Professor of History and African-American Studies, Princeton University, will discuss her recent work, Bound in Wedlock:  Slave and Free Black Marriage in the Nineteenth Century. Miss Hunter will be available after the discussion to sign copies of her book. Books will be available for purchase in the museum gift shop.

Hunter’s research focuses on African American women and labor in the South.  She teaches courses on U.S. Southern history and culture, labor and working-class history, gender and women’s studies, and African American enslavement and freedom.

Bound in WedlockSlave and Free Black Marriage in the Nineteenth Century (Harvard University Press: 2017), the first comprehensive history of African American marriage in the nineteenth century, won the Mary Nickliss Prize from the Organization of American Historians (OAH) for “the most original” book in U.S. Women’s and/or Gender History in 2018. Bound in Wedlock was also a finalist for the prestigious Lincoln Prize, awarded annually for the finest scholarly work in English on the American Civil War era, presented by the Gilder Lehrman Institute for American History and Gettysburg College.

A native of Miami, Professor Hunter attended Duke University where she graduated with Distinction in History.  She received a M.Phil. in history and a Ph.D. from Yale University.  Professor Hunter was an assistant professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an associate professor at Carnegie Mellon University.

FREE Program.
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FREE PARKING is available courtesy of Colonial Parking, Lot No. 50, Sixth and Shipley streets.


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