2023 Dan David Prize winner Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers is a historian whose work has shed new light on the roles that women played in American slavery. In this episode, she joins Dr. Benjamin Sawyer and Bob Crawford to share some of the significant findings of her work, the sources she’s used to learn more about enslaved people and female slaveowners, and her new project, which reorients our understanding of the British Atlantic slave trade by centering the story on the lives of both free and captive women.
Dr. Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers is an Associate Professor of History at the University California, Berkeley and the author of the award-winning book They Were Her Property: White Women as Slave Owners in the American South (Yale University Press, 2019).
The Road to Now is a series of conversations that trace the historical roots of today’s events. Hosted by Bob Crawford of the Avett Brothers and Dr. Benjamin Sawyer of Middle Tennessee State University, RTN brings exceptional guests to the table to answer pressing questions and explain how our shared and personal past shape the world today.