Purchased Lives Exhibit Lecture With Stephanie Jones Rogers

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Using the testimony of formerly enslaved individuals, Stephanie Jones-Rogers explores white women’s economic relationships to slavery and the slave trade. The talk highlights three groups of women who profited from their commercial ties to the nineteenth-century American slave trade. It examines the commercial activities of several female slave traders. It explores the experiences of women who owned establishments, like slave yards, that provided vital services to those engaged in the slave trade. And it reveals how female merchants, who were not directly involved in slave market activities, profited from the trade by offering their goods and services to the individuals who were.

Stephanie Jones-Rogers is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History at the University of California, Berkeley where she specializes in African-American history, women’s and gender history, and the history of American slavery. She is currently completing her book manuscript, “Mistresses of the Market: White Women and the Economy of American Slavery,” which is under contract with Yale University Press. This regional study is based on her dissertation, which won the Organization of American Historians’ 2013 Lerner-Scott Prize for the best doctoral dissertation in U.S. women's history. It will dramatically reshape our understanding of white women’s economic relationships to slavery, how their investments in the institution shaped their gender identities, and how these women’s economic choices impacted the lives of the enslaved people they owned.

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