Ph.D., 1994, University of Maryland, College Park
Slavery; Southern Society; Gender; Childhood
Professor Schwartz is the author of two books: Born in Bondage: Growing Up Enslaved in the Antebellum South (Harvard University Press, 2000) and Birthing a Slave: Motherhood and Medicine in the Antebellum South (Harvard University Press, 2006). She is working on a third book called Slaves in the First Families: The Washingtons, Jeffersons, and Madisons.
In recognition of her scholarship, Professor Schwartz has been awarded two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities; two Albert J. Beveridge Research Grants from the American Historical Association; and fellowships from the John Nicholas Brown Center for the Study of American Civilization (at Brown University), the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists/McNeil Foundation, and URI's Center for the Humanities. Born in Bondage won the Julia Cherry Spruill Publication Prize for Best Book in Southern Women’s History in 2000, given by the Southern Association of Women Historians.
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