Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers is an American historian, associate professor of History at the University of California, Berkeley, and author of the book They Were Her Property.
Before the Civil War, white women were more likely to inherit slaves than land. UC-Berkeley history professor Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers joins host Krys Boyd to talk about how this source of wealth for white women drove their participation in the slave market, which she writes about in“They Were Her Property: White Women as Slave Owners in the American South”(Yale University Press).
Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers discusses her new book "They Were Her Property: White Women as Slave Owners in the American South," a book that dispels a common myth about the role of white women within the institution of slavery, as being one of reluctance and passivity. Previous scholarship has often depicted them as bystanders or even as allies to enslaved people; but in her new book, Jones-Rogers uncovers how white women in the antebellum south were actually adept slave owners and willing participants, reaping both economic and political gain from their involvement. FOLLOW STEPHANIE E. JONES-ROGERSPURCHASE "They Were Her Property..." bookWANT MORE ELECTORETTE? Follow the Electoretteon social media:Electorette FacebookElectorette InstagramElectorette Twitter Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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