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Princeton Professor’s Book on Freed, Enslaved Blacks Wins Award

Princeton University’s Dr. Tera W. Hunter has won two prizes for her 2017 book on marriage among freed and enslaved Blacks in the 1800’s, according to the Princeton University website.

Dr. Tera W. HunterDr. Tera W. Hunter

Hunter, an Edwards Professor of American History and a professor of history and African-American studies, won the Joan Kelly Memorial Prize, given for women’s history and/or feminist theory; she also received the Littleton-Griswold Prize, given for U.S. law and society, for her book, Bound in Wedlock: Slave and Free Black Marriage in the Nineteenth Century.

Hunter’s research for the book revealed the constraints associated with slavery and intimate relationships.

Both awards are from the American Historical Association. Hunter will accept the awards at the association’s annual meeting in January 2019.


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