Brenda Stevenson (NHC Fellow, 2015–16)

Project Title

Fanny's World of Women: Generations of Enslaved Black Females in North America, 1620-1860

University of California, Los Angeles

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Fellowship Work Summary, 2015–16

Brenda Stevenson wrote and published wrote “Out of the Mouths of Ex-Slaves: Carter G. Woodson’s Journal of Negro History ‘Invents’ the Study of Slavery” for the Journal of African American History vol. 100,1 (Winter 2016). She also wrote a chapter on “Performing Social Status in Slavery and Freedom: Southern Black Marital Rituals, 1840-1900” which has been accepted for publication.