Mia Bay (NHC Fellow, 2009–10)

Project Title

The Ambidexter Philosopher: Thomas Jefferson in Black Thought, 1776-1877

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

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Fellowship Work Summary, 2009–10

Mia Bay wrote two chapters of her book The Ambidexter Philosopher: Thomas Jefferson in Black Thought, 1776-1877 and two chapters for Freedom on My Mind: A History of African Americans with Documents (Bedford St. Martin's, 2011), which she is coauthoring. She began work on an edited volume of Ida B. Wells's articles and essays, and completed work on two book chapters: "Love, Sex, Slavery and Sally Hemings for Beyond Slavery: Overcoming Its Sexual and Religious Legacy (Palgrave Books, 2010), and "From the 'Ladies Car' to the Colored Car: Black Female Travelers in the Segregated South" for The Culture of Jim Crow: Rethinking the Segregated South (Texas A&M Press, 2011).