Susan O'Donovan is professor of history at the University of Memphis; author of Becoming Free in the Cotton South (2007), winner of the OAH James A. Rawley Prize; and coeditor of two volumes from the Freedmen and Southern Society Project. Her current project, “Slaves and the Politics of Disunion,” explores the extent to which enslaved women and men helped shape this formative moral and political debate. She is also a lead participant on the British-based project, “After Slavery: Race, Labour, and Politics in the Post-Emancipation Carolinas,” examining the historical circumstances that gave rise to new and violent forms of racial subordination.
- The Politics of Slaves
- The Genders of Freedom
- Making Slavery’s Cotton
- Freedom’s Many Faces
- The Civil War as the Slaves’ War