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Dr. Tera Hunter give the Women's Leadership Lecture at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where she will discuss her book, Bound In Wedlock: Free & Slave Marriages in the Nineteenth Century.Find out more »
Tera W. Hunter, Professor of History and African-American Studies at Princeton University to speak at UC Santa Cruz about her new book, Bound In Wedlock.Find out more »
“BOUND/UNBOUND: Contemporary Black Marriage in Research, Policy & Practice”
A two-day symposium at Johns Hopkins University exploring contemporary Black marriage across a wide range of tensions, influences, and historical contexts.
There will be a Roundtable discussion of my book: Bound In Wedlock and a book signing will follow directly after that.
March 28-29: panelist at Yale, Suzi Lori Parks play, “Father Comes Home from the Wars,” sponsored by the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of SlaveryFind out more »
Tera Hunter and Andreá Williams, “African American Marriage in the Twentieth Century: A Conversation”
National Humanities Center, “African American Marriage in the Twentieth Century: A Conversation,” with Andrea Williams For centuries marital status has been an important social marker, providing access to a variety of legal rights, and contributing to a sense of social stability. Further, since marriage has been seen as fundamental to preserving social and familial norms, it has been considered a central element for ensuring socio-economic success and social respectability among African Americans and others. In this scholarly conversation, two of…Find out more »
Marriage can be an indicator of a people’s access to the American vision of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Discover what rates of post-Civil War marriage for African Americans signal about the larger prospects not just for African American people, but also all Americans.Find out more »
Emancipation Day Program: Bound in Wedlock: Slave and Free Black Marriage in the Nineteenth Century by Tera W. Hunter Saturday, Nov 3, 1pm Tera W. Hunter offers the first comprehensive history of African American marriage in the nineteenth century. She reveals the practical ways couples adopted, adapted, or rejected white Christian ideas of marriage, creatively setting their own standards for conjugal relationships under conditions of uncertainty and cruelty. A book signing will follow. Included with Museum admission.Find out more »
Blain Roberts’s and Ethan J. Kytle’s Denmark Vesey’s Garden: Slavery and Memory in the Cradle of the Confederacy is a deeply researched book that uncovers competing histories of how slavery is remembered in Charleston, South Carolina—the heart of Dixie. Tera W. Hunter’s Bound in Wedlock: Slave and Free Black Marriage in the Nineteenth Century is the first comprehensive history of African American marriage in the nineteenth century. Jim Jordan’s The Slave-Trader’s Letter-Book: Charles Lamar, the Wanderer, and Other Tales of the African Slave Trade examines seventy long-lost letters that shed…Find out more »