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University of North Alabama
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Slavery, Abolition, African American History, Early American History
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About Me

I am a professor of Early African American History and Black Studies at the University of North Alabama. After receiving my PhD in African American Studies at UMass Amherst in 2017, I was a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow for the Study of Slavery at Georgetown University. My work centers on the ways that African Americans experienced and interacted with slavery, abolition, and the process of freedom in the United States and my book on self-purchase is currently under contract with Yale University Press.

Recent Publications

‘Never be free without trustin’ some person’: networking and buying freedom in the nineteenth-century United States, Slavery & Abolition 40:2 (2019)


Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
19th century
Expertise by Topic
American Civil War, Capitalism, Emancipation, Law, Race, Slavery