Participant Info

First Name
Alexandra
Last Name
Finley
Affiliation
Mississippi State University
Website URL
https://www.history.msstate.edu/people/alexandra-finley/
Keywords
Antebellum south, domestic labor, reproductive labor, slavery, women and gender, African American history, race, slave trade, fancy trade, New Orleans, Richmond, Virginia, capitalism, feminist economics
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About Me

I received my PhD in American history from the College of William & Mary in 2017 and am currently an Assistant Professor of History at Mississippi State University. My work focuses on women’s role in the development of American capitalism, looking specifically at the role of free and enslaved women’s domestic, reproductive, and sexual labor in the antebellum slave trade.

Recent Publications
  • “’Cash to Corinna’: Domestic Labor and Sexual Economy in the ‘Fancy Trade,’” Journal of American History (September 2017
  • “What’s in a Name? Or, Who Put the Omohundro in the Institute of Early American History and Culture?” Uncommon Sense: the Blog of the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, http://blog.oieahc.wm.edu/whats-name-put-omohundro-institute-early-american-history-culture/ (June 29, 2016)
Media Coverage
https://www.history.msstate.edu/news/alexandra-finley-garners-lerner-scott-award-organization-american-historians/
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
18th century, 19th century
Expertise by Topic
Capitalism, Family, Gender, Race, Sexuality, Slavery, Women